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Sir Keith Speed : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what was the amount of office space owned, leased or rented by his Department and its agencies in London on 1 January in each year since 1989.
1 January |Square metres ------------------------------------------ 1989 |306,694.80 1990 |304,716.80 1991 |308,880.10 1992 |304,197.80 1993 |334,461.30 1994 |323,712.70
This figure is due to reduce by more than half by 1 January 1997. In addition, the London weather centre occupied 652 sq m of office space in Clerkenwell road from September 1992, following relocation from its previous site in High Holborn.
Details of office space in the defence estate in London are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
MOD head office--organisation and function
HQs/service command and top-level budget structure
Research and development
Procurement Executive--projects and practices
Procurement Executive--organisation and function
Market-testing programme and contracting out
Estate and property
Repairs/spares/storage/distribution and infrastructure
Non-operational information systems and information technology Security
RAF management structure and manning
Army management structure and manning
Navy management structure and manning
Animals and vets
MOD fire services
Terminal air traffic control services
Travel and subsistence
Costs of regulations
Radiological protection policy, advice and audit
Forms and publications
The studies are making good progress. Decisions taken as a result of them will be announced in due course.
Mr. Cousins : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will update to 1993 the figures given in his answer to the hon. Member for Eccles (Miss Lestor) of 19 June 1989, Official Report, column 61, regarding arms sales to Malaysia.
Mr. Aitken [holding answer 11 February 1994] : Detailed information on defence sales covered by the memorandum of understanding signed with Malaysia is confidential to the two Governments, but in the circumstances I can tell the hon. Member that contracts worth in excess of £1 billion were negotiated between 1989 and 1993.
Mr. Jack : There are no members currently appointed to the Priorities Board for Research and Development in Agriculture and Food. Following completion of its report the board was dissolved on 31 December 1993 pending a review now being undertaken by officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department and the Agricultural and Food Research Council.
Mr. Jack : D. T. Y. Curry, J. Baker, M. Rees, P. S. Redshaw, J. F. Royan, C. Jay, A. R. Manson, Mrs. E. Hodder, Miss B. Bloom, R. Green, C. Smith are currently appointed as members of the Meat and Livestock Commission. The post of chairman is vacant and Mr. Curry is the acting chairman.
Mr. A. S. Stewart
Column 751Deputy Chairman :
Mr. M. J. Curtis
Mrs. R. Berry
Mrs. J. Buchanan-Smith
Dr. J. Harries
Mr. V. H. Hughes
Mr. T. Jones
Mr. N. J. Mallet
Mr. I. Monkton
Mr. M. D. Pollard
Professor P. Thomas
Mr. J. H. Proctor (chairman)
Dr. M. J. Armstrong
Mr. M. F. Askew
Dr. D. J. Carmichael
Mr. C. R. A. Carter
Mr. H. R. Dyas
Mr. J. H. Hoyles
Professor R. T. Plumb
Mrs. Mary Berry
Mr. Trefor Campbell
Mr. Tito Chiandetti
Mr. Alun Evans
Mr. Richard George
Mr. John Irish
Mr. Howard Mann
Mr. David Naish
Mr. Brian Nelson
Professor Susan Shaw
Mrs. Caroline Spelman
Mr. Robert Steven
Mr. John Whitehead
Dr. Wright : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if she will list those responsible for making appointments of (a) chairs and (b) members of the boards to each of the executive non-departmental public bodies sponsored by her Department.
Mr. Jack : Details of those responsible for making appointments of chairmen and members of executive non-departmental public bodies sponsored by this Ministry, as listed in "Public Bodies 1993", are as follows :
Agricultural Training Board
Horticultural Development Council
Meat and Livestock Commission
All appointments are made by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, jointly with the Secretaries of State for Scotland and Wales.
Agricultural Wages Board for England and Wales
Chairman and independent members appointed by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, jointly with the
Column 752Secretary of State for Wales. Representative members appointed by the National Farmers Union and by the Agricultural and Allied Workers National Trade Group of the Transport and General Workers Union. Agricultural Wages Committees (England)
Chairmen and independent members appointed by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Representative members appointed by the National Farmers Union and by the Agricultural and Allied Workers National Trade Group of the Transport and General Workers Union. Apple and Pear Research Council
Wine Standards Board of the Vintners Company
All appointments made by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
Food From Britain
Home-Grown Cereals Authority
Sea Fish Industry Authority
All appointments made by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, jointly with the Secretaries of State for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Horticulture Research International
Chairman and six members appointed by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Three members appointed by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
Regional Flood Defence Committees
The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food appoints the Chairman and a number of members to each of the nine executive regional flood defence committees of the National Rivers Authority (NRA) in England. In addition, the NRA is responsible for appointing two members to each committee and the local authorities are responsible for appointing the remaining members (one more than the total number of ministerial and NRA appointees on each committee). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Chairman and 10 members appointed by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. One member appointed by Her Majesty The Queen.