Halifax Summit

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 19th June 1995.

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Photo of Mr John Major Mr John Major , Huntingdon 3:31 pm, 19th June 1995

I repeat that Brent Spar was not a subject of the conference. [HON. MEMBERS: "How much?"] I have no idea whether Shell contributes. The hon. Gentleman may not know it, but the responsibility for the Conservative party's finances does not lie with the Prime Minister if he is a Conservative. It lies with the party machine itself and not with me. The answer to the hon. Gentleman is that I do not know whether Shell contributes. The reality is that, having sought advice on the best environmental method by which to dispose of Brent Spar, we have taken that advice.