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Mr. Sainsbury : The value of sales of fishing reels, rods and tackle --including hooks--by manufacturers in the United Kingdom was £13.5 million in 1990, £17.8 million in 1991 and £14 million in 1992. The other information requested is not available.
Column 762the terms of the United Kingdom/Euratom/International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards agreement-- Cmnd. 6730--since it came into force.
Mr. Eggar : The prototype fast reactor at Dounreay was designated and subject to joint International Atomic Energy Agency/Euratom inspections from 1980 until 1982 under the terms of the United Kingdom/Euratom/IAEA safeguards agreement.
Mr. Llew Smith : To ask the President of the Board of Trade which United Kingdom nuclear facility was the latest to be designated by the International Atomic Energy Agency for safeguards inspection under the terms of the United Kingdom/Euratom/IAEA safeguards agreement--Cmnd. 6730.
Mr. Eggar : The most recent United Kingdom nuclear facility to be designated by the IAEA for inspection, under the United Kingdom/Euratom/IAEA tripartite safeguards agreement, was the thermal oxide reprocessing plant receipt and storage pond at Sellafield ; the facility was designated on 1 January 1993.
Mr. Eggar : No central record is kept by my Department of files marked "not for NAO eyes". For each NAO study, a number of divisions in different locations may be involved and each may possess in its registries a file with a number of parts--that is, individual jackets. The information requested is therefore not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
The marking "not for NAO eyes" is used in accordance with an agreement between the Treasury and the National Audit Office, under which documents relating to the handling of relations between Departments and the NAO and Public Accounts Committee are not automatically available to the NAO while they are current.
Mr. Eggar [holding answer 30 November 1993] : The average prices of coal imported into the United Kingdom from January to September 1993--based on prices at the port of entry--are estimated from data available for Customs and Excise. This data provide information in £ per tonne and this has been converted to £ per gigajoule using a conversion factor of 26 gigajoules per tonne. The resulting prices of all coal imports and steam coal imports are as follows :
Coal type |Cost per gigajoule |(£) --------------------------------------------------------- Steam coal imports |1.31 All coal imports |1.44
These prices are averages for coal of different grades and different calorific values with a variety of industrial and domestic uses. They include cost of transhipment from
Column 763other EC ports. The data cannot be used to distinguish the price of imports to power stations. But in the European Community as a whole the overall price of imports to power stations from extra-EC countries was £1.08/gigajoule for the first quarter of 1993.
Sir Malcolm Thornton : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the net gain to the Exchequer of increasing the excise duty on unleaded petrol so as to eliminate the differential between leaded and unleaded petrol.
Sir John Cope : Had my right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer increased the excise duty on unleaded petrol in the Budget to eliminate the differential with leaded petrol this would have raised a further £1,050 million in 1994-95 beyond the figures shown in the Financial Statement and Budget Report.
Mr. Cohen : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has incorporated the code of practice for information security management, published by the British Standards Institution, into relevant contracts with information technology suppliers.
Sir John Cope : The security requirements for IT systems and services used by central Government Departments are stated in the Government IT security policy document. This document is supported by use of the CCTA risk analysis and management method--CRAMM--and baseline security for IT systems--BSITS--risk analysis methods and by supporting advice and guidance published by the Government security authorities. These are regularly reviewed to ensure best practice, have been developed specifically for use within government and have been in operation for some time. The code of practice for information security management was developed by and established for use by commercial organisations and does not specifically address the requirements for the protection of official information.
Mr. Cohen : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement about the operation of his Department's sensitive documents unit ; how many staff are employed in its operation ; and approximately how many documents per annum come within its purview.
Sir John Cope : The Treasury does not have a sensitive documents unit. Sensitivity checks are carried out on records being considered for release to the Public Record Office. In the period from October 1992 to October 1993, 97 linear feet of records were checked for sensitivity by 3.5 staff.
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