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Mr. Graham : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will list all Scottish district councils' waste disposal sites ; (2) if he will list all the private waste disposal sites in Scotland ;
(3) if he will list the privately owned incinerators for waste disposal in Scotland ;
Column 62(4) if he will list the publicly owned incinerators for waste disposal in Scotland.
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton : The district and islands councils as waste disposal authorities maintain public registers which provide up-to- date information on waste disposal activities in Scotland and enable the authorities to answer specific inquiries about particular activities.
There are about 263 district and islands council waste disposal sites and 516 private waste disposal sites in Scotland of which 65 council sites and 190 private sites have closed or are not active. Included in the total number of sites are eight publicly owned incinerators and 11 private incinerators.
A summary of the number of waste disposal sites, which include those with incinerators, by waste disposal authority is given in the following table.
Waste Disposal Authority |Number of Public Sites |Number of Private Sites (Number of incinerators included shown in brackets) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Berwickshire DC |1 |2 Ettrick and Lauderdale DC |2 |3 Roxburgh DC |3 |0 Tweeddale DC |2 |0 Clackmannan DC |<1>2 |8 Falkirk DC |4 |<2>27 Stirling DC |1 |7 Annandale and Eskdale DC |3 |<1>4 Nithsdale DC |3 |4 Stewartry DC |1 |12 Wigtown DC |3 |8 Dunfermline DC |7 |19 Kirkaldy DC |4 |18 North East Fife DC |5 |<1>10 Aberdeen DC |<1>9 |17 Banff and Buchan DC |21 |13 Gordon DC |3 |13 Kincardine and Deeside DC |5 |11 Moray DC |11 |<1>5 Badenoch and Strathspey DC |3 |0 Caithness DC |2 |6 Inverness DC |2 |<1>2 Lochaber DC |5 |5 Nairn DC |0 |0 Ross and Cromarty DC |4 |4 Skye and Lochalsh DC |3 |0 Sutherland DC |10 |0 East Lothian DC |4 |13 Edinburgh DC |7 |24 Midlothian DC |3 |16 West Midlothian DC |6 |26 Argyll and Bute DC |0 |2 Bearsden and Milngavie DC |0 |0 Clydebank DC |0 |3 Clydesdale DC |6 |4 Cumbernauld and Kilsyth DC |4 |9 Cumnock and Doon DC |2 |4 Cunninghame DC |13 |<1>18 Dumbarton DC |3 |7 East Kilbride DC |3 |6 Eastwood DC |0 |6 Glasgow DC |<2>13 |36 Hamilton DC |4 |9 Inverclyde DC |6 |6 Kilmarnock and Louden DC |3 |4 Kyle and Carrick DC |6 |1 Monklands DC |3 |10 Motherwell DC |1 |15 Renfrew DC |<1>6 |29 Strathkelvin DC |3 |16 Angus DC |2 |<1>16 Dundee DC |<1>4 |8 Perth and Kinross DC |9 |21 Orkney IC |<1>19 |<1>2 Shetland IC |<1>4 |<2>7 Western Isles IC |10 |0 |--- |--- |263 |516
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton : I have no information about the number of applications currently before planning authorities. My right hon. and learned Friend currently has five applications before him.
Mr. Graham : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what information he has on how many planning applications for waste disposal sites have been turned down by Scottish local authorities in the last six years.
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton : I do not have information on the number of applications that have been turned down by Scottish local authorities over the last six years. There have been 23 appeals against refusal of planning permission made to my right hon. and learned Friend since 1 July 1983 involving waste disposal sites.
Mr. Graham : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list all the voluntary sector community programme agents who decided not to enter the employment training scheme ; and how many redun-dancies he estimates were created as a result.
Mr. Lang : Information on which former community programme agents did not transfer to employment training could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. It is not possible to provide an estimate of redundancies directly relating to community programme agents' decisions not to participate in employment training.
Training Agent Centre for Training and Employment
Training Managers Apex Trust
British Institute of Traffic Education Research
Centre for Training and Employment
Cobalt UK Ltd
Community and Business Training
Community Opportunities West Lothian Ltd
Community Service Volunteers
Craigmillar Festival Society
Dundee Cyrenians Wishart Centre Ltd
Dundee Survival Group
East End Management Agency
Employment Opportunities Trust
Epilepsy Association of Scotland
Invalid Children Aid Nationwide
Mill Training Ltd
New Lanark Association Ltd
Column 64OSCC Training
Poldrait Community Development
Scottish Association for Mental Health
Scottish Council for Spastics
Scottish Maritime Museum
Scottish Society for Mentally Handicapped
Scottish Wildlife Trust
Springboard Lanark Trust
St. Michaels Buckhaven Agency Ltd
The Wise Group
Training Crafts Ltd
Voluntary Association for Mental Welfare
Voluntary Service Aberdeen
Wester Hailes Management Agency
Mr. Graham : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list those private sector companies providing employment training which were formed as a result of management buy-out when local authorities declined to participate in employment training schemes.
Mr. Lang : Nine organisations currently contracted for employment training are known to have been formed as a result of management buy-outs, but to identify these companies in this way would breach the confidentiality which exists between the Training Agency and all its providers.
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton : My right hon. and learned Friend has the report of the public inquiry on the route of the A77 and is giving it careful consideration. He expects to announce his decision in the not too distant future.
Mr. Michael Forsyth : Our policy is to make available a comprehensive cervical cancer screening service to all women in Scotland aged between 20 and 60. To this end most health boards have introduced fully computerised call and recall systems for cervical screening. The remainder will be doing so shortly. We also propose to introduce target payments to encourage general practitioners to achieve a high uptake rate of women for screening.
Mr. Galbraith : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects to reply to the questions from the hon. Member for Strathkelvin and Bearsden tabled for answer on 30 June relating to the Women's Royal Voluntary Service.
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton : The essential site preparation work on temporary jetty which started some time ago is near completion. The construction of structural elements of the bridge is estimated to start in mid-September subject to satisfactory performance of the trial pile.
Mr. Maclennan : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects to receive the results of the soil investigations currently being undertaken to determine the design needs of the foundations of the road bridge over the Dornoch firth.
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton : To determine the design and construction method of the foundations of the road bridge over Dornoch firth, one final trial pile is required which is anticipated to start on 21 July and finish on 28 July. This completes the investigations.
Mr. Harry Ewing : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what machinery exists in his Department to assist Ministers in ensuring that arrangements made for ministerial visits are separated for administrative and accounting purposes from arrangements made by Ministers acting in other capacities ; what steps he has taken to satisfy himself that these conventions have been followed since June 1987 ; and what steps he is intending to take to ensure they are followed in the future.
Mr. Rifkind [holding answer 14 July 1989] My ministerial colleagues and I are well aware of the need to distinguish between those activities, including visits, which we undertake as Ministers and those which we undertake in other capacities. We take great care to ensure that the relevant conventions are observed, seeking the advice of the permanent secretary where necessary.
Mr. Nigel Griffiths : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has instituted an inquiry into the leak of information to the media before publication of the report of his working party on dental provision in Scotland.
Mr. Menzies Campbell : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many prosecutions and convictions there have been for theft of military equipment owned by the Ministry of Defence in the last five years for which information is available.
Mr. Menzies Campbell : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his policy towards the employment of women as aircrew in the Royal Air Force ; whether he intends to review that policy ; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Madden : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many inquiries were received during an Army recruitment drive in Bradford earlier in the current year ; how many people have been recruited ; and in how many other places in west Yorkshire such recruitment drives have been held or are planned ;
(2) what Army equipment was recently displayed in Bradford ; on how many days the display was held ; how many soldiers and of what rank attended ; and what was the total cost of the display in Bradford.
Mr. Neubert : The event in Bradford was held on 12 and 13 June as part of the "Keep the Army in the Public Eye" scheme, the function of which is self-explanatory. It is not the purpose of this scheme to give careers counselling of the kind available at Army recruiting offices and no records are kept of inquirers. During the current financial year, three such events have taken place in west Yorkshire ; no further events are planned.
The event in Bradford was run by the 4/7 Dragoon Guards and comprised one Chieftain main battle tank, one Scorpion light tank, one Fox armoured car, one Land Rover with trailer, 15 crewmen, ranging in rank from lieutenant to trooper, and a regimental band of 21 soldiers.
The additional costs of such events are quite small and relate primarily to accommodation and local travel. It is estimated that these amounted to less than £1,000 for the two days in question.
Mr. Madden : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if a rifle range in which the public are charged 20p a shot by Army personnel is a normal feature of Army recruitment drives ; and what complaints he has received about such rifle ranges and the display of tanks and other equipment in Bradford and other parts of west Yorkshire.
Mr. Neubert : Air rifle ranges are a common feature of Army displays. The equipment is of non-military origin and a standard charge of 20p for five shots is made. I am not aware of any complaints having been received about rifle ranges or the display of tanks and other equipment in west Yorkshire.
Mr. Campbell-Savours : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what dates discussions took place between his Department and a journalist for The Sunday Times on the question of Birkbeck college work on matters relating to defence.
Mr. Campbell-Savours : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contacts his Department has had with The Mail on Sunday on the question of the handling of matters relating to defence by Birkbeck college.
Mr. Campbell-Savours : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions have taken place between officials in his Department and a journalist on The Sunday Times during the last month on aspects of security relating to work on defence matters being carried out by Birkbeck college.
Mr. Campbell-Savours : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information was given by his Department to a journalist from The Sunday Times about an investigation by Her Majesty's Government into the handling and use of classified material by Birkbeck college.
Mr. Campbell-Savours : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what instructions were given to Professor Herriot of the occupational psychology department of Birkbeck college by his Department on the handling and return to his Department of papers relating to defence matters.
Mr. Sainsbury : There have been no specific instructions. Following the completion of work on an earlier phase of a research agreement placed with the occupational psychology department at Birkbeck college, it was agreed at a progress meeting in March 1989 that documents no longer required should be returned to the Ministry of Defence.
Mr. Campbell-Savours : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the story proposed to be published in The Sunday Times relating to Birkbeck college's handling of matters relating to defence was read over the phone to a person employed by his Department.
Mr. Sainsbury : Officials in the limited time available on 30 June and 1 July did their best to be helpful to The Sunday Times. However, nothing that was said confirmed the assertions made in the subsequent press reports.