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Mr. Amess : To ask the Secretary of State for Health what were the reasons for the two non-National Health Service abortions in 1987 over 25 weeks gestation.
Mr. Freeman : The informatin requested cannot be released for reasons of maintaining confidentiality.
Mr. Stevens : To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the grants awarded in 1988-89 to voluntary organisations under his Department's general scheme of section 64 grants.
Mr. Freeman : Our section 64 general scheme provides both core grants, to assist national voluntary organisations with their administrative costs, and project grants, which are experimental or innovative. In 1988-89, 237 organisations were awarded grants. These are listed in the table.
Grants to voluntary organisations under S64 of the health services and Public Health Act 1968-general scheme (subhead D2(1)A) 1988-89 outturn |£ -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Access Committee (England) |91,000 Action on Smoking and Health |230,000 Adfam |21,200 Advance |33,000 Age Concern |252,000 Age Exchange Theatre Company |5,000 AIDS Ahead |17,800 Alcohol Concern |580,000 Alzheimer's Disease Society |130,000 Amnesia Association |5,000 Anorexic Family Aid |51,500 Assoication for Research into Restricted Growth |13,000 Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus |26,250 Association of Breastfeeding Mothers |5,000 Association of Professions for the Mentally Handicapped |7,000 Association of Residential Communities for the Retarded |8,000 Association to Combat Huntington's Chorea |10,000 Asthma Society |10,000 Babylife Support Systems |8,000 Bacup |15,000 Breakthrough Trust |35,000 Breastcare and Mastectomy Association of Great Britain |15,000 Brendoncare Foundation |550 Bridge |60,000 British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering |285,000 British Association for Services to the Elderly |12,000 British Association of Immediate Care |10,000 British Association of the Hard of Hearing |39,564 British Council of Organisations of Disabled People |13,000 British Fluoridation Society |30,000 British Institute of Industrial Therapy |25,000 British Institute of Mental Handicap |35,000 British Kidney Patient Association |35,000 British Organ Donor Society |5,000 British Red Cross Society |10,000 Brittle Bones Society |6,000 Brook Advisory Centres |53,500 Campaign for the Mentally Handicapped |24.205 Cancer Link |10,000 Carers National Association |77,000 Catholic Child Welfare Council |1,500 Catholic Marriage Advisory Council |40,000 Centre for Policy on Ageing |9,200 Centre on Environment for the Handicapped |38,500 Chest Heart and Stroke Association |23,000 Child Accident Prevention Trust |93,500 Child Care |115,500 Child Line |83,200 Child Poverty Action Group |17,000 Children's Legal Centre |38,000 Children's Society |25,750 Chinese Health Information Centre |30,000 Christian Concern for the Mentally Handicapped |11,000 Coeliac Society |14,500 Community Service Volunteers |50,452 Compassionate Friends |15,000 Contact |30,000 Contact a Family |64,969 Cope |72,000 Coronary Prevention Group |80,000 Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People |78,000 Crossroads Care Attendant Scheme Ltd |80,000 Cruse |134,931 Cry-Sis |4,000 Demand |10,500 Dial UK |40,000 Disability Alliance |20,000 Disabled Living Foundation |313,000 Disabled Living Services Manchester |7,000 Disablement Income Group |37,000 Dr. Barnardo's |240,000 Ethnic Study Group |33,827 Exploring Parenthood |9,000 Extend |25,000 Family Holiday Association |7,000 Family Planning Association |146,620 Family Policy Studies Centre |125,000 Family Rights Group |36,000 Family Service Units |160,000 Family Welfare Association |96,450 First Key |91,000 Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths |10,000 Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development (Forward) |20,000 Friends for the Young Deaf |10,000 Gingerbread |78,000 Good Practice in Mental Health |94,973 Haemophilia Society |35,000 Headway Association |40,000 Herpes Association |5,000 Holiday Care Service |10,000 Home Start Consultancy |45,000 Homes for Homeless People |48,000 Horticultural Therapy |52,000 Housing Campaign for Single Homeless |34,800 Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence |317,207 International Social Service |47,500 In Touch |2,500 Iris Fund |2,500 Joint Committee on Mobility for the Disabled |900 La Leche League of Great Britain |7,000 Landmark South London HIV Centre |69,500 L'Arche Ltd. |12,000 London Black Womens Health Action Project |3,000 London Lighthouse |207,986 MacFarlane Trust |100,000 Manic Depression Fellowship |2,500 Marie Curie Memorial Foundation |10,000 Maternity Alliance |37,000 McIntyre Schools (Shipton) |2,000 Medical Commission on Accident Prevention |7,000 Mencap |220,000 Menieres Disease Society |5,000 Mental After Care Association |50,000 Mental Health Film Council |55,000 Mental Health Foundation |27,000 Mildmay Mission Hospital |256,000 Miscarriage Association |4,000 Mobility Information Service |5,000 Motor Neurone Disease Association |10,000 Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association |5,000 Nafsiyat |5,000 National Aids Trust |113,919 National Association for Maternal and Child Welfare |10,000 National Association for Mental Health (Mind) |415,000 National Association for Patient Participation |4,730 National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders |300,000 National Association for the Childless |33,000 National Association for the Limbless Disabled |15,000 National Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital |90,000 National Association of Leagues of Hospital Friends |24,000 National Association for Voluntary Hostels |5,250 National Association of Young People in Care |32,000 National Back Pain Association |21,000 National Childbirth Trust |77,682 National Childminding Association |105,000 National Children's Bureau |322,506 National Childrens Home (Leeds) |17,500 National Citizens Advocacy |11,250 National Community Health Resource |89,421 National Council for One Parent Families |150,000 National Council for Voluntary Organisations |112,500 National Eczema Society |5,000 National Federation of Kidney Patients |10,000 National Foster Care Association |100,000 National Information Forum |1,000 National Institute for Social Work |172,000 National Organisation for Counselling Adoptees and Parents (NORCAP) |8,000 National Osteoporosis Society |20,000 National Out of School Alliance |77,000 National Playbus Association |51,500 National Schizophrenia Fellowship |91,000 National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children |125,000 National Stepfamily Association |10,000 National Toy Libraries |45,000 National Youth Bureau |74,000 New Horizons Trust |10,000 Newcastle upon Tyne Council for the Disabled |4,500 Northern Schizophrenia Fellowship |27,500 North Lambeth Day Centre Ltd |16,000 North Regional Association for the Blind |53,169 North West Fellowship |20,000 Ockenden Venture |104,000 One to One |1,500 Organisation for Sickle Cell Anaemia Research |11,250 Outset |25,000 Overseas Doctors Association |15,000 Pain Relief Foundation |8,000 Parent to Parent Information on Adoption Services |6,500 Parentline Opus |38,000 Parents Against Injustice (PAIN) |18,000 Parents for Children |48,500 Parkinsons Disease Society |15,000 Partially Sighted Society |10,000 Patients Association |12,500 Phobic Action |8,000 Phobics Society |5,000 Physically Handicapped and Able Bodied |30,000 Pre-School Playgroups Association |410,000 Prince of Wales Advisory Group on Disability |15,000 Queen Elizabeth Foundation for the Disabled |32,500 Rape Counselling and Research Project |25,000 Rathbone Society |20,000 Raynauds' Association Trust |6,000 Research Council for Complementary Medicine |40,000 Research Institute of Consumers Association |8,000 Research Trust for Metabolic Diseases |5,000 Richmond Fellowship |97,000 Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation (RADAR) |237,000 Royal National Institute for the Blind |270,000 Royal National Institute for the Deaf |66,380 Samaritans |155,000 Save the Children Fund |423,489 Scoliosis Association UK |1,000 Sense (NADBRH) |45,000 Sequal |41,000 Sexual and Personal Relationships of the Disabled |33,500 Shape |1,050 Sickle Cell Society |15,000 Society of Voluntary Associates |15,900 South Regional Association for the Blind |106,702 Spinal Injuries Association |25,000 St. Christopher's Hospice Information Service |5,711 St. John Ambulance |10,000 St. Katherine Housing Trust |18,000 Standing Committee on Sexual Abuse of Children |12,000 Standing Conference on Drug Abuse (SCODA) |236,000 Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association |22,000 Tacade |19,248 Tay Sachs and Allied Diseases Association |1,000 Terence Higgins Trust |400,000 Thalassamenia Society |15,000 Tibble Trust |500 Tripscope |4,000 Tuberous Sclerosis Association |1,500 Turning Point |100,00 Twins and Multiple Births Association |3,000 Vitiligo |4,000 Vocal |15,000 Voice for the Child in Care |3,500 Voluntary Council for Handicapped Children |40,000 Voluntary Organisations Liaison Committee for Under Fives |37,650 Volunteer Centre |12,500 Vortex |12,500 Walsingham Community Homes |10,000 Wessex Rehabilitation Association |24,000 Westminster Pastoral Foundation |66,000 West Yorks Youth Association |25,000 Widows Advisory Trust |25,000 Winged Fellowship Trust |15,000 Women's Aid Federation (England) |121,961 Women's Health Concern |17,500 Women's National Cancer Control Campaign |74,500 Womens Therapy Centre |5,000 Working Mothers Association |15,950 Young Minds |3,000 £ for £ Scheme |19,855 |----- Total paid |13,517,507
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Mr. Devlin : To ask the Minister for the Arts how many and which national museums do not have adequate fire alarms (a) at their main gallery and (b) at any storage warehouse ; what proposals he has to remedy this defect ; how many do not currently meet fire regulations ; when they were last inspected for safe electrical wiring ; and what was the result of these inspections.
Mr. Luce : All national museums and galleries have fire alarm and precaution systems which, since the institutions untied from the Property Services Agency, are subject to inspection by the appropriate local authority fire officer. Fire alarm systems, which are often combined with security systems, are upgraded and updated as and when necessary, in consultation with the fire officer. A completely new fire and security system is being installed in the National gallery to coincide with the opening of the Sainsbury wing and the British museum is also planning to replace and upgrade its present system.
Institutions carry out regular inspections of their wiring, and replace it when necessary. Work is in progress, for example, on a major new high voltage ring main system serving all three of the South Kensington museums.
Directors very rightly treat these basic safety matters as of high priority.
Mr. Leighton : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what have been the Government's main supply-side measures over the last 10 years ; and what have been their practical results.
Mr. Major : The Government have undertaken a very wide range of measures over the past decade which have contributed to freer and more flexible markets and have improved the competitiveness of the economy. These include the privatisation programme, deregulation, liberalisation of financial markets, tax reform, improved incentives, promotion of enterprise and reforms in housing, education, and industrial relations. The cumulative result has been a positive transformation in our economic performance and prospects, with buoyant investment, profitability, and output and employment growth.
Mr. Allen : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what he is doing to improve the savings ratio.
Mr. Lilley : The rise in interest rates over the past year will encourage higher saving and lower borrowing.
Mr. Canavan : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has of the number of pounds sterling coins and notes which are in circulation (a) in Scotland and (b) in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Lilley : The total number of £1 coins in circulation in the United Kingdom is estimated at 842 million. There are no statistics available on the number of £1 coins in circulation in Scotland. At the end of February 1989 there were 102 million Bank of England £1 notes recorded as outstanding, but none of these is in active circulation anywhere in the United Kingdom. Certain Scottish and Northern Irish banks retain a privilege to issue their own bank notes ; the numbers of each denomination of their notes in circulation is a matter for them.
Dr. Godman : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the hon. Member for Greenock and Port Glasgow can expect an answer to his letter, dated 12 May, regarding clause 167 of the Finance Bill and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Mr. Gordon Brown : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will show for 1988 the total level of fixed investment by industrial and commercial companies in (a) plant and machinery, (b) dwellings, (c) company cars, (d) other vehicles, (e) other new buildings and works, (f) purchases less sales of land and existing buildings and (g) all fixed assets.
Mr. Major : Total fixed investment by industrial and commercial companies in 1988 is estimated at £37,461 million. The analysis by type of asset is not yet available. An analysis will be published in the 1989 edition of the "United Kingdom National Accounts" in September, but will not distinguish between company cars and other vehicles.
Mr. Jack : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the latest projections for the growth of manufacturing investment in 1989.
Mr. Major : The latest Department of Trade and Industry investment intentions survey published in June projected manufacturing investment in constant prices to rise by 15 per cent. in 1989 on a year earlier. The latest CBI quarterly trends survey published in April confirms this buoyant outlook.
Mr. Chris Smith : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, further to the reply by the Economic Secretary to the hon. Member for Islington, South and Finsbury on 26 June, he will indicate what local government taxation costs are included in the Italian consumer price index.
Mr. Lilley [holding answer 29 June 1989] : I refer the hon. Member to my reply to his question of 26 June, at column 297, which stated that the Italians do not include rates or their equivalent in their consumer price index.
Mr. Ron Davies : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action Her Majesty's Customs and Excise proposes to take in respect of the ivory earrings deposited with them by the Prime Minister after her visit to Africa.
Mr. Lilley [holding answer 29 June 1989] : Customs and Excise use articles made from parts and derivatives of endangered species for educational, publicity and display purposes. The goods deposited by the Prime Minister have been added to the pool of items from which they may draw.
Mr. Vaz : To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how many representations he has made complaining about the denial of human rights in the last five years in West Germany ;
(2) how many representations he has made complaining about the denial of human rights in the last five years in Canada.
Mr. Vaz : To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many representations he has made complaining about the denial of human rights and the use of torture in the last five years in Ethiopia.
Mr. Eggar : We have made many representations about human rights to the Ethiopian authorities over the last five years. The latest occasion was my right hon. Friend's meeting with the Ethiopian Foreign Minister on 20 June. However, the precise information requested is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. John Hughes : To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the Government's policy towards people to people links between citizens in the United Kingdom and those abroad and, in particular, links with people in the Soviet Union and the countries of the eastern bloc ; and what measures are being taken to encourage people-to -people relations.
Mr. Waldegrave : We are strongly committed to increasing direct contacts between people in this country and those in the Soviet Union and eastern Europe. The success of this policy depends, however, on the approach adopted by the other countries involved. In some cases direct contacts are developing rapidly as east European Governments lift longstanding restrictions on their citizens. But in other cases little or no progress has been made because the Governments concerned still prevent their own people from travelling abroad and discourage Western visitors.
Mr. Tredinnick : To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the forthcoming business in the European Community Council of Ministers.
Mr. Eggar : The usual forecast was deposited in the House earlier today. At present five meetings of the Council of Ministers are planned for July.
The Economic and Finance Council will meet on 10 July to consider the Commission's second quarterly review of the economic situation in the Community.
The Foreign Affairs Council meets on 17 and 18 July. It will discuss issues relating to the current renegotiation of the Lome convention, and receive reports from the Commission on EC relations with the United States and the Gulf Co-operation Council. It is also likely to discuss the draft broadcasting directive. The Council may also
Column 580discuss relations with Eastern Europe, in particular the negotiation of a trade and co-operation agreement with Poland. The Internal Market Council in 18 July will discuss a number of measures relevant to the completion of the single market. The Agriculture Council will meet on 24 and 25 July to discuss reform of the sheep regime, New Zealand butter and sheep, and adaptation of agricultural structures policy (Objective 5(A)). It may also discuss bovine somatotropine compound feedingstuffs and pesticide residues.
The Budget Council on 28 July will give a first reading to the 1990 Community Budget.
Mr. Mans : To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the current state of negotiations on a new international coffee agreement.
Mrs Chalker : The international coffee agreement (1983) expires on 30 September 1989. Intensive discussions have taken place since mid-1988 but have failed to result in a consensus on the content of a new agreement. On 3 July the International Coffee Council will consider two draft resolutions for extension with economic provisions. If neither resolution obtains the required majority, the Council may adopt a resolution providing for the 1983 agreement to be extended without economic provisions. With its Community partners the United Kingdom has supported the principle of extension of the 1983 agreement as part of a transition to a new agreement.
It has been the practice to lay the text of any agreed resolution for extension of an international commodity agreement before Parliament for 21 sitting days before the United Kingdom deposits an instrument of acceptance with the United Nations. Given the parliamentary recess, there will not be 21 sitting days between 3 July and 1 October. We cannot wait until Parliament sits again in the autumn, because under the terms of article 68 of the current ICA, contracting parties who have not notified the United Nations of their acceptance by 1 October 1989 will cease to be members of the ICA. I have therefore decided to place in the Library of the House today copies of the two draft resolutions to be considered by the Council on 3 July. Once the final text of the Council resolution is known, I will ensure that it is laid before Parliament for as much of the usual 21-day period as possible.
Mr. David Nicholson : To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if community charges are payable by a single person who is a resident member of staff in a boarding school during term time and who also rents a home elsewhere which is only occupied out of term time.
Mr. Gummer : All adults, unless they are exempt, will pay a personal community charge to the charging authority in which they have their sole or main residence. Individuals with more than one home will pay a personal community charge to the authority where they mainly live and may be liable to a separate standard charge on any other domestic property they own or lease if it is no other person's main residence.
Ms. Walley : To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects the booklet on guidance for developers and others on environmental assessment to be published.
Mr. Howard : We hope to send this booklet to the printers shortly.
Mr. Fisher : To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has about the title to the site of the Rose theatre held by Imry Merchant Ltd.
Mrs. Virginia Bottomley : The hon. Member may approach the developers, Imry Merchant Developers plc for the details.
Mr. Fisher : To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what sums his Department has paid to the developers Imry Merchant Ltd. in compensation for any delays experienced at the site of the Rose theatre.
Mrs. Virginia Bottomley : None so far.
Mrs. Ann Taylor : To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Dewsbury of 14 June, Official Report, column 417, if he will publish his response to the reasoned opinion of 14 April.
Mr. Howard : Both the European Commission and the Government regard the detailed, formal correspondence on infraction proceedings as confidential. To publish the United Kingdom response to the Commission's reasoned opinion would be a breach of that confidentiality.
Mr. Cartwright : To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will set out the number of appeals to the district valuer against right-to-buy valuations made in each London borough during (a) 1988 and (b) the first quarter of 1989, indicating the numbers resulting in reductions.
Mr. Trippier : The information requested is as follows :
Determinations under section 128 of the Housing Act 1985 Period 1 January-31 Period 1 January-31 December 1988 March 1989 |Requests received |Reports issued |Valuations reduced|Requests received |Reports issued |Valuations reduced ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Borough Barking and Dagenham |70 |68 |22 |26 |16 |5 Barnet |72 |72 |17 |16 |10 |1 Bexley |5 |5 |0 |2 |2 |2 Brent |9 |7 |3 |19 |9 |8 Bromley |7 |7 |6 |2 |2 |0 Camden |293 |293 |275 |152 |144 |129 Croydon |51 |28 |20 |25 |5 |0 Ealing |35 |35 |18 |11 |6 |3 Enfield |9 |9 |5 |3 |3 |1 Greenwich |369 |369 |360 |213 |150 |149 Hackney |49 |49 |22 |29 |21 |14 Hammersmith and Fulham |44 |40 |25 |26 |8 |6 Haringey |58 |54 |46 |24 |22 |18 Harrow |5 |5 |1 |1 |1 |1 Havering |46 |45 |9 |22 |9 |2 Hillingdon |21 |21 |13 |0 |0 |0 Hounslow |75 |71 |57 |25 |3 |2 Islington |267 |267 |111 |120 |79 |30 Kensington and Chelsea |8 |8 |4 |12 |8 |3 Kingston upon Thames |5 |5 |3 |2 |2 |0 Lambeth |39 |38 |22 |21 |19 |11 Lewisham |47 |42 |40 |26 |11 |11 Merton |19 |19 |2 |15 |13 |3 Newham |26 |24 |17 |35 |3 |2 Redbridge |15 |15 |14 |10 |10 |5 Richmond upon Thames |61 |60 |10 |8 |8 |5 Southwark |125 |106 |74 |40 |31 |12 Sutton |12 |4 |3 |6 |1 |0 Tower Hamlets |195 |195 |73 |36 |8 |1 Waltham Forest |33 |33 |29 |25 |24 |22 Wandsworth |102 |102 |36 |50 |50 |38 City of Westminster |155 |131 |50 |24 |20 |4 City of London |14 |14 |12 |1 |1 |1
Mr. McLoughlin : To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the planning authorities on which members of those authorities (a) do not have a requirement to live or work in the area in which those
Column 582authorities have planning jurisdiction and (b) do not have to live within the area of their planning jurisdiction as a result of their election.
Mr. Chope [holding answer 29 June 1989] : Except in areas covered by the Peak District and Lake District national parks, the Broads Authority and the English urban development corporations, the planning authority is
Column 583the local authority. Section 79(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 requires that candidates for election to office as a member of a local authority should (a) be a local government elector for the area of the authority or (b) have occupied as owner or tenant land or premises in the area for the whole 12 months preceding the election or (c) have worked in the area during the preceding 12 months or (d) have lived in the area during the whole of the preceding 12 months.
Ms. Short : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if there has been any change in Soviet naval responses to NATO naval exercises since President Gorbachev announced changes in Soviet military strategy towards defensive defence.
Mr. Archie Hamilton : The reduced Soviet response to NATO naval exercises, which was evident before the announced change in military doctrine towards "defensive defence", has since continued.
Ms. Short : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if there have been any changes in the deployment of Soviet naval forces since President Gorbachev announced changes in Soviet military strategy towards defensive defence.
Mr. Archie Hamilton : The lower level of Soviet naval activity worldwide, evident before the announced change in Soviet military strategy towards "defensive defence", has since continued.
Mr. McFall : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if reciprocal insurance arrangements exist for British/French ships docking at British/French bases.
Mr. Neubert : No. Any claims arising from the activities of a vessel of either navy visiting the other country would be dealt with in accordance with well-established international procedures.
Ms. Short : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what was the number of incidents of detection of Soviet submarines in the vicinity of (a) the United States navy base at Holy Loch and (b) British naval bases in 1978 ; and whether the frequency of such incidents has increased since President Gorbachev announced changes in Soviet military strategy towards defensive defence.
Mr. Archie Hamilton : I presume that the hon. Member intended to refer to 1987. The answer is (a) nil ; (b) nil. Since the announced change in Soviet military strategy towards "defensive defence" there have been no such detections.
Mr. John Evans : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the progress of research into radiation and nuclear submarine personnel.
Mr. Archie Hamilton : There is no research specifically being undertaken into radiation and nuclear submarine personnel. The study to which I presume the hon. Member refers is part of the general study being undertaken by the Medical Research Council environmental epidemiological centre at Southampton univerity into mortality and morbidity among all submariners in the machine-manufactured submarine environment. The study, which began in 1988, is due to finish next year. It is too early to comment on any possible findings.
Mr. Salmond : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many bombing and firing runs have been made on Rosehearty range in each year since 1979.
Mr. Neubert : Bombing and firing runs have been made on Rosehearty range as follows :
1979 to 1986--No records available.
1989 (to May)--4,363 passes.
Mr. Salmond : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what increases in the hours of aerial bombing and firing activity at Rosehearty bombing range are planned for the month of July ; on which dates these activities will take place ; how many and what types of aircraft will take part ; and what is the purpose of the additional activity.
Mr. Neubert : From 8 to 23 July, while Tain range is closed for maintenance work, the operating hours at Rosehearty range will be as follows :
Monday 0900-1630 and 1730-2200 (normally 0830-1200 and 1300-1630) Tuesday 0900-1700 (normally 0830-1200 and 1300-1630)
Wednesday 0900-1630 and 1730-2200 (normally 0830-1200 and 1300-1630)
Thursday 0900-1700 (normally 0830-1200 and 1300-1630)
Friday 0900-1700 (normally 0830-1200 and 1300-1630)
The range will close for maintenance from 24 July until 11 August (except for 2 and 3 August).
Aircraft types using the range will be Jaguar, Buccaneer, F111, Tornado and Hawk. It is not possible to say in advance the numbers of aircraft involved, but the range utilisation is not expected to be greater than normal.
A local press release about the evening opening will be made during the week beginning 3 July.
Mr. Salmond : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the special procedures to be followed by military pilots in low flying area 14C.
Mr. Neubert : Special procedures apply to aircraft operating in the coastal area between Aberdeen and Rattray Head because of intensive civilian helicopter activity in the area.
Mr. John Hughes : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he was aware of British Aerospace's proposals to close the former Royal Ordnance factory at Enfield at the time when the factory was sold to Britsh Aerospace.
Mr. Wilson : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the decision was taken to divert aircraft off the Royal Air Force Tornado production line in order to meet orders from Saudi Arabia and Oman ; and what has been the impact on the timing of deliveries of Tornado aircraft to the Royal Air Force of these changes.
Mr. Sainsbury [holding answer 14 June 1989] : Details of the decision to divert a small number of Tornado aircraft to meet orders from Saudi Arabia were announced during the RAF debate on 26 February 1986 at column 960. As the House has been informed, the diversion will have a temporary effect on the build up of the RAF's Tornado force.
Column 586I understand that Oman's order for Tornados has been postponed for the time being ; the question of a consequent possible delay in the delivery of aircraft to the RAF does not, therefore, arise.
Mr. John Evans : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list United States foreign naval warship visits to British ports from June 1987 to the present date, the time at which they visited, and the type of vessel involved.
Mr. Archie Hamilton [holding answer 26 June 1989] : The following United States naval warships have visited British ports since June 1987 :
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thurso |McCoy |Frigate |13 to 15 July 1987 Leith |Capondanno |Frigate |25 to 28 September 1987 Portsmouth |Augusta |Submarine |19 to 22 February 1988 Portsmouth |Mendel Rivers |Submarine |22 to 25 April 1988 Plymouth |Portland |Dock Landing Ship |13 to 15 June 1988 Glasgow |Portland |Dock Landing Ship |17 to 21 June 1988 Leith |Portland |Dock Landing Ship |30 June to 6 July 1988 Portsmouth |Mississippi |Cruiser |4 to 7 July 1988 Loch Ewe |King |Destroyer |5 to 6 July 1988 Portsmouth |Se Morrison |Frigate |7 to 12 July 1988 Leith |Elrod |Frigate |11 to 15 August 1988 Faslane |Baton Rouge |Submarine |12 to 15 August 1988 Liverpool |Elrod |Frigate |2 to 6 September 1988 Scapa Flow |Puget Sound |Destroyer Tender |8 to 10 September 1988 Portsmouth |Ly Spear |Submarine Tender |16 to 22 September 1988 Portsmouth |Semmes |Destroyer |23 to 27 September 1988 Portsmouth |Forrestal |Aircraft Carrier |24 to 27 September 1988 Newcastle |Portland |Dock Landing Ship |28 September to 2 October 1988 Newport |Annapolis |Frigate |30 September to 2 October 1988 Portsmouth |Mt Whitney |Amphib Command Ship |2 to 6 October 1988 Leith |Grapple |Salvage Ship |8 to 13 October 1988 Rosyth |Hayler |Destroyer |25 October to 2 November 1988 Faslane |Phoenix |Submarine |1 to 9 November 1988 Portsmouth |Alberquerque |Submarine |3 to 8 February 1989 Southampton |Dahlgren |Destroyer |19 to 22 March 1989 Plymouth |Hayler |Destroyer |19 to 22 March 1989 Fairlie |McInery |Destroyer |16 to 18 April 1989 Portsmouth |Preble |Destroyer |19 to 23 May 1989
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Ms. Short : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if there has been any increase in the number of the Royal Navy's tactical nuclear weapon capable ships since 1980 ; and if there are any plans in existence or under consideration to increase this capability.
Mr. Archie Hamilton : No ; I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for West Bromwich, East (Mr. Snape) on 27 June at column 385.