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P-E International Management Consultants
P-E International plc--Computer Services
P-Four Consultancy Limited
Quarto Consulting International
Radix Consultancy Limited
Reynolds and Associates Limited
Robert Fleming & Company Limited
RPS Group plc
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Salford University Business Services Limited
Sambrook Research International
Saxton Bampfylde International plc
Secure Information Systems Limited
Segal Quince Wicksteed Limited
Sensitive Systems Limited
Sepsu The Royal Society
Simon Petroleum Technology
Small World Connections Limited
Smith Rea Energy Associates Limited
Smith System Engineering Limited
Solid Solutions Associates
Sound Sense Training
South West Productivity
Column 217SRU Limited
Steve Roberts Limited
Stoker Associates Limited
Stoy Hayward Consulting
Sudbury Consultants Limited
Thames Valley Technology
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
The Consultancy Corporation Limited
The Corporate Intelligence Group Limited
The Mail Marketing Company
The Outhouse Marketing Company
Thomas Howell Group
Touche Ross & Co.
TQM International Limited
Transport Study Group--University College
UK Cals Industry Council
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
United Technologies Limited
University of Bradford
University of Kent
University of Edinburgh
University of Keele
University of Westminster
Warwick Business School
West Wales Software
World Wide Pictures Limited
WS Atkins Consultants Limited
Total Value of these contracts is £29,323,000.
Mr. Bayley : To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to his answer of 19 January, Official Report, column 646, how many Christmas cards were sent at public expense in 1993 by his Department's Ministers ; and how much this cost.
Value of United Kingdom oil<1> export to Cyprus |£ thousand ------------------------------------ 1992 July |202 August |116 September |131 October |187 November |107 December |89 |--- Total |832 1993 January |96 February |199 March |118 April |182 May |171 June |74 July |187 August |184 September |142 October |167 November |139 |--- Total |1,660 |--- Overall Total |2,492 <1> Petroleum, petroleum products, and related materials; ie. Division 33 of the Standard International Trade Classification. Source: HM Customs and Excise.
The figures relate to all United Kingdom exports of oil to Cyprus. Statistics relating specifically to United Kingdom registered companies are not available.
Mr. McAllion : To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish details of the severance schemes available to employees which were in operation immediately prior to the privatisation of the Thames Water Authority, including details of facilities to make early payment of pensions to staff under such schemes.
Mr. Eggar : This subject is a matter for the boards of the respective utilities companies. I have passed on this request to the chairmen of British Gas and British Telecommunications and to the president of the Electricity Association.
Mr. Matthew Taylor : To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment which special advisers in his Department are seconded from other organisations ; and what are the organisations and the lengths and terms of the secondments.
Mr. Battle : To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will list the names and positions held of the members of the contact group which will be assisting the steering group on fire safety matters.
Mr. Neil Hamilton : Membership of the contact group assisting the steering group for the review of fire safety at present comprises : Mr. Stewart Kidd Director, Fire Prevention Association. Mr. David Smith President, Institute of Building Control. Mr. William Yates Manager (Fire and Security) Shell UK Ltd. Mr. Alfred Thompson Chief Officer, Durham Fire Brigade
Mr. Richard Saxon Partner, Building Design Partnership
I intend to add a representative of the hotel industry to the contact group shortly.
Mr. Stephen : To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he expects to receive British Coal's fifth report on the administration of the coal mining subsidence damage repair and compensation scheme.
Mr. Wigley : To ask the President of the Board of Trade what was the value, for the most recent 12-month period available, of exports of manufactured food products to (a) Russia, (b) Hungary and (c) Czechoslovakia ; and what are the corresponding figures over each of the previous three years.
Column 220the beginning of 1993. Since the beginning of last year, separate figures have been published on the Czech and Slovak Republics to reflect the break-up of Czechoslovakia.
The value of exports of manufactured food products--classifications 01 09 of the standard international trade classification, revision 3, which include cereals and cereal preparations--in the period from 1 January to 31 October 1993, were as follows :
|£ thousands ---------------------------------------- Russia |142,779 Hungary |2,657 Czech Republic |3,246 Slovak Republic |162
The value of manufactured food exports to the former Soviet Union, Hungary and former Czechoslovakia for the three previous years are set out in the table :
|1989 |1990 |1991 |1992 |£'000s |£'000s |£'000s |£'000s ------------------------------------------------------- Soviet Union |148,503|155,089|20,139 |97,748 Hungary |540 |920 |1,269 |2,079 Czechoslovakia |794 |1,191 |2,035 |2,822
Mr. Sainsbury [holding answer 16 December 1993] : I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire (Mr. Kirkwood) on 18 January, Official Report, column 517.
Mr. Fatchett : To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will list the meetings which he has held with British steel producers to discuss the December 1993 EC agreement on surplus capacity in the steel industry.
Mr. Sainsbury [holding answer 24 January 1994] : I and my officials maintained close contact with the industry both before and during the 17 December Industry Council. Officials briefed the British Iron and Steel Producers Association on the outcome before Christmas, and I have since written to the chairman of British Steel.
Mr. Fatchett : To ask the President of the Board of Trade (1) if he will make a statement on the procedures established by his Department in order to monitor the implementation of the December 1993 EC agreement on steel capacity ;
(2) if he will make a statement on current progress towards the implementation of the December 1993 EC agreement on surplus capacity in the steel industry.
Mr. Sainsbury [holding answers 24 January 1994] : On 17 December, the Industry Council gave its assent to proposals under article 95 ECSC to allow state aid towards the costs of restructuring six steel companies in four member states.
Column 220The monitoring of state aids approved under article 95 ECSC is primarily for the Commission, which will report to the Council ; but DTI officials will maintain a watching brief on all six cases, including direct liaison with United Kingdom representatives in the relevant member states for news of their progress.