Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 8th December 1994.
Mr. MacShane: To ask the Prime Minister how many (a) peerages and (b) knighthoods have been awarded since May 1979 to (i) local authority members, (ii) civil servants, (iii) business men, (iv) business women, (v) Conservative hon. Members, (vi) ex-Conservative hon. Members, (vii) Liberal hon. Members, (viii) ex-Liberal hon. Members, (ix) Social Democrat party hon. Members, (x) ex-Social Democrat party Members, (xi) Labour hon. Members and (xii) ex-Labour hon. Members.
The Prime Minister: The information requested can be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Department of Trade and Industry
Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Prime Minister what considerations led to the current ministerial staffing of the Department of Trade and Industry.
The Prime Minister: Ministerial staffing levels are determined according to the responsibilities of each Department.
Mr. Llew Smith: To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the purposes of his engagements today.
The Prime Minister: To carry out my duties and responsibilities as Prime Minister.
Dr. David Clark: To ask the Prime Minister how many letters he has received from the general public in connection with the Hercules C-130 replacement; how many of these supported Lockheed; and how many have asked for the decision to be delayed until the future large aircraft feasibility study has been completed.
The Prime Minister: I have received numerous representations on this subject.