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Director General Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Trade Mr. Bourhan Abdullah Ramadhan
Foreign Economic Relations Department, Ministry of Trade Mr. Hashim Ali Obeid
Under-Secretary, Ministry of Finance
Dr. Azmi Al-Salihi
Iraqi Ambassador to United Kingdom
Mr. Sadaam Z. Hasan
Commercial Attache, Iraqi Embassy London
Mr. Rajaa Hssan Ali
Director General, Economic and Administrative Department, Ministry of Industry and Military Manufacturing
Mr. Yahya Abdul Amir Al Dojaili
Director General, Ministry of Industry and Military Manufacturing Mr. Khalid Hussain Ahmed
Head of Economic Planning Commission, Ministry of Planning Mr. Sabeeh Jalal
Central Bank of Iraq
Mr. George Z. George
Mr. Haitham A. Khalil
Research Department, General Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Mr. Austin Mitchell : To ask the President of the Board of Trade what assessment he has made of the effect of the takeover of Rover by BMW on the share of the United Kingdom car market taken by imports.
Mr. Sainsbury : We would expect the acquisition of Rover by BMW to strengthen Rover's competitiveness still further, thus increasing the ability of United Kingdom-based manufacturers to increase their share of the United Kingdom market.
Mr. Austin Mitchell : To ask the President of the Board of Trade what assessment he has made as to the effect of United Kingdom membership of the EC on United Kingdom car plants being owned by foreign companies.
Mr. Austin Mitchell : To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is the proportion of the value of manufacturing assets owned by foreign companies in (a) the United Kingdom, (b) Germany, (c) France and (d) Italy.
Mr. Needham : The Export Credits Guarantee Department's annual report details the value of guarantees issued for capital goods and projects each year for the main markets. The value of such guarantees for Indonesia in each of the last five years is as follows :
|£ million ------------------------------ 1988-89 |67.0 1989-90 |52.3 1990-91 |149.6 1991-92 |126.8 1992-93 |448.8
Mr. Tom Clarke : To ask the President of the Board of Trade what proportion of Export Credits Guarantee Department credit for Indonesia has been allocated to defence contracts in each of the last five years.
Mr. Needham : Of the guarantees issued by the Export Credits Guarantee Department in support of capital goods and project exports to Indonesia, the following proportion has related to exports of defence equipment in each of the last five years :
|Per cent. ------------------------------ 1988-89 |4.2 1989-90 |0.0 1990-91 |1.7 1991-92 |1.7 1992-93 |97.3
Mr. Dykes : To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on progress being made in the consultations with outside interested parties on the company voluntary arrangements document issued by the Insolvency Service in October 1993.
Mr. Neil Hamilton : The deadline for responses to the document has been extended to 31 March 1994. More than 40 have been received so far and many more are expected. The views expressed will be carefully considered.
Mr. Nigel Griffiths : To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will give details of the management bids under each of the Minis rounds by each agency chief executive and departmental head together with the current staff-in-post numbers.
Mr. Nigel Griffiths : To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will place in the Library the minutes of the Department's resources management group held on 13July 1993 relating to the staffing needs of the Insolvency Service.
Mr. Nigel Griffiths : To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many complaints have been received under the Insolvency Service published standards by (a) the inspector general and chief executive, (b) official receivers and (c) the President of the Board of Trade for each of the last two years.
Mr. Neil Hamilton : The Insolvency Service Standard, published in March 1993, has been in place for less than a year. In that time no letters have been received under it by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade. The Inspector General and Agency Chief Executive has received letters relating to 23 cases under its terms. Complaints made to official receivers which are satisfactorily dealt with at that level are not recorded centrally.
Mr. Neil Hamilton : The allocation of budgets and manpower to the Insolvency Service for 1994-95 has yet to be made. Budgets and staffing levels for future years will depend on the outcome of future Public Expenditure Surveys.
Mr. Nigel Griffiths : To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will detail moneys paid into the Insolvency Service account in respect of interest on the money received by liquidators and invested for each of the past five years, together with details of the amounts paid to the commissioners of the Inland Revenue.
8 Year ended |Interest paid|Amounts paid 31 March |(net of tax) |to Inland |Revenue |£'000 |£'000 -------------------------------------------------------- 1989 |1,887 |662 1990 |2,030 |677 1991 |1,700 |499 1992 |1,949 |562 1993 |1,946 |804
Mr. Nigel Griffiths : To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many temporary staff were employed by the Insolvency Service in January 1993, April 1993 and January 1994 ; and how many he estimates will be in post in April.
|Number ----------------------------- 1 January 1993 |164.5 1 April 1993 |190.5 1 January 1994 |241
The level of resource for the Insolvency Service for 1994-95 has not yet been decided upon.
Mr. Nigel Griffiths : To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will highlight the areas market tested in the Department, the cost of each market test ; and how many tests were awarded in-house.
Column 321programmes. Within these area, in 11 individual tests service delivery was retained in house. Market test costs are being finalised for publication in the "Citizen's Charter Second Report".
(2) who are the present members of the Overseas Projects Board ; when they were appointed ; what are their occupations ; which firms employ them ; what were the reasons for their selection ; and what is their term of office ;
(3) what is the role of the Overseas Projects Board ; and when it was established.
Mr. Needham [holding answers 8 February 1994] : The Overseas Projects Board (OPB) provides expert advice to DTI Ministers and their officials on issues affecting UK industry's ability to complete effectively for major projects overseas and servces as a focal point for industry to communicate its views to Government. Appointments are made by the Minister for Trade usually for three years. The aim is to have on the OPB senior businessmen and others who have experience of major projects overseas. The names of the current members, their occupations, employers, and the dates of their appointments are as follows :
Overseas Project Board
Sir Alan Cockshaw
(Appointed 1 September 1991)
Mr. C. H. Brown
Chief Executive, British Gas plc
(Appointed 31 March 1993)
Mr. B. P. Dewe Mathews
Director J. Henry Schroder Wagg and Co. Limited
(Appointed 30 June 1989)
Professor G. Fleming BSc PhD
Professor of Civil Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Strathclyde
(Appointed 30 June 1991)
Mr. R. T. Fox CBE
Vice Chairman, Kleinwort Benson Group Plc
(Appointed 30 June 1987)
Mr. S. Gillibrand CBE
Vice Chairman, British Aerospace plc
(Appointed 30 June 1989)
Mr. D. O. Lloyd
Director, Sir William Halcrow and Partners Ltd.
(Appointed 31 August 1990)
Mr. I. W. Reeves
Chairman, High Point plc
(Appointed 31 July 1992)
Mr. A. White CBE
Chairman, Biwater Ltd.
(Appointed 31 July 1992)
Mr. P. Hills
(Appointed 4 November 1993)
Mr. F. Kennedy
Executive Board Director
George Wimpey plc
(Appointed 4 November 1993)