P325 Teletext 325 Jun19 23:41:11         ———— WESTMINSTER WATCH —————   Tony Blair condemned "indisciplined shenanigans" by Tories for belittling Mr Major's G7 sulljt efforts and warned the loser from such behaviour "was not just Conservative Party but Britain". John Major refused to comment on the Labour leader's observation. But when Labour's Tony Banks asked to what extent "questions you faced about Tory divisions and the impending leadership challenge distract you", Mr Major replied: "To no extent whatever." ——————————————————————————————————1/6—— News in Focus 320 Headlines 300 NATIONAL & REGIONAL WEATHER p102 Poll Letters Papers Headlines
P325 Teletext 325 Jun19 23:41:11         ———— WESTMINSTER WATCH ————— Trade Secretary Michael Heseltine acknowledged a number of letters and answers to questions on BMARC and arms-to-Iran needed to be "revisitedb. He said his earlier statement was bfar from trying to cover-up" and the Government would cooperate with any inquiry by the Select Committee on Trade and Industry. Labour accused the Government of false statements and demanded a full inquiry. ——————————————————————————————————2/6—— News in Focus 320 Headlines 300 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Poll Letters Papers Headlines
P325 Teletext 325 Jun19 23:40:10         ———— WESTMINSTER WATCH ————— Shadow trade and industry secretary Dr Jack Cunningham accused ministers of making false statements to questions on arms-to-Iran. "Once more the nation has been rocked by disclosures...at the heart of this decrepit Government," he said. But Labour's demand for an independent judicial inquiry into the affair was defeated in the Commons by 291 votes to 267, a Government majority of 24. ——————————————————————————————————3/6—— News in Focus 320 Headlines 300 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Poll Letters Papers Headlines
P325 Teletext 325 Jun19 23:40:32         ———— WESTMINSTER WATCH —————  The PM, replying to Labour's former Energy Secretary Tony Benn, said Shell had his "full support" for disposing of its Brent Spar platform by sinking it in the Atlantic. Mr Major said it was "incredible" that the move's opponents should suggest inshore disposal. On France's resumption of nuclear testing, Mr Major said the French had indicated it was a short series of tests before it adhered to a test ban treaty, and this was "accepted". ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— News in Focus 320 Headlines 300 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Poll Letters Papers Headlines
P325 Teletext 325 Jun19 23:40:53         ———— WESTMINSTER WATCH —————   Mr Major said he wanted a change to the pcxlents system for UN operations, cutting the amount paid by the US and increasing Germany's and Japan's share. He was replying to protests at the US Congress refusal to make contributions to the Bosnia rapid reaction force. Transport Secretary Brian Mawhinney launched moves to privatise the trust ports of Dover, Tyne and Ipswich. The authorities are being given three months to commit themselves. ——————————————————————————————————5/6—— News in Focus 320 Headlines 300 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Poll Letters Papers Headlines
P325 Teletext 325 Jun19 23:41:10         ———— WESTMINSTER WATCH —————  Social Security Secretary Peter Lilley defended moves to curb income support help for mortgage paxlfnts by the unemployed, saying home owners should be encouraged to take out insurance against job loss. "We should try to move from a system which at present leaves 70% of people with mortgages, who may find themselves unemployed or without an income, uncovered by the existing state system," he said. ——————————————————————————————————6/6—— News in Focus 320 Headlines 300 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Poll Letters Papers Headlines