Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 25th June 1996.
Mr. Harvey: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list those parliamentary constituencies he has visited in the last three months on official business and those constituencies he intends to visit in the next three months; and if he will make a statement.
The Prime Minister: During the last three months I have made official visits to the following constituencies:
Rugby and Kenilworth
Warwick and Leamington
Stratford on Avon
Cardiff South and Penarth
Details of future visits are not given for security reasons.
Prime Minister’s Question Time
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Prime Minister how much time he devotes to preparing for Prime Minister’s questions.
The Prime Minister: As much as is necessary.
Mr. Harry Greenway: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 25 June.
Sir Peter Tapsell: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 25 June.
The Prime Minister: This morning, I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. In addition to my duties in the House, I shall be having further meetings later today.
Mr. Hinchliffe: To ask the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library copies of correspondence and minutes of meetings between Mr. John Whitfield, the hon. Member for Dewsbury (Mrs. Taylor) from 1983 to 1987, Prosper De Mulder Ltd. and Government Departments relating to the use of meat and bone products in animal feeds; and if he will make a statement.
The Prime Minister [holding answer 21 June 1996]: No. It is not normal policy to publish such correspondence. The Government’s response to bovine spongiform encephalopathy has from the outset been informed by, and based on, our scientific knowledge of the disease. The Government encourage the publication of research relating to BSE, in particular where it has been funded and commissioned by MAFF. The BSE eradication plan, published by the Government on 31 May and available in the Library of the House, lists all the MAFF commissioned research on BSE to date. I also refer the hon. Member to my statement in the House on 24 June, Official Report, columns 21-24.