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Northumberland County Council

Nottingham Trent University

Overseas Records Management Trust

P. Hedges

P. Trinder

Pan Livestock Services

Paul Corcut

PBIAA Birmingham University

Peter Broadbent

Peter Kysel

Peterborough City Council

Price Waterhouse

Professor N. Hamdi

Professor P. Collier

Professor Seamus McDaid (Caledonian University)

Project North East

Q. D. Enterprises

R. Brewis

R. Giles

Realistic Consulting Company

Reg. Parr

Repim Ltd.


Riaz Ahmed and Associates Ltd.

Ripa International Ltd.

Roffey Park Management Institute

Royal County of Berkshire

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Rural Investment Overseas Ltd.

Rural Investments Overseas (J. Leech)

S. Chatterji

S. Vyakarnam of Transitions Enterprise Research

Samuel Montagu


Scottish Enterprise Foundation

Sedgwick Payne Insurance Strategy Ltd

Segal Quince Wicksrad Ltd.

Simon Hawken

Sir Louis Bloom-Cooper

Small Business Research Trust

Steven Pollard

Stewarts Solicitors

T. Crawford

Team Technologies Incorporated

Telerique Ltd. (A. Wilkinson)

Terry Lawrence

The British Computer Society

The Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government

The International Securities Consultancy

The Small Business Programme Ltd.

The Wyatt Company (UK) Ltd.

Touche Ross

Trevor Slade


University of Glasgow

University of Kent (Asru Ltd.)

University of the West of England (Bristol)

University of Warwick--Harold Coulombe

VSO East European Partnership

Welsh Development Agency

Wye College

Public Bodies

Dr. Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which of the advisory non-departmental public bodies sponsored by his Department (a) hold open meetings, (b) conduct public consultation exercises, (c) conduct consultation exercises with outside commercial interests, (d) publish a register of members' interests, (e) publish agendas for meetings and (f) publish the minutes of meetings; and whether this is in each case (i) under a statutory requirement or (ii) voluntary.

Mr. Goodlad: The advisory non-departmental public bodies sponsored by this Department are:

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Diplomatic Service Appeals Board (2)

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Wilton Park Academic Council

Wilton Park International Advisory Council

Government Hospitality Fund

Overseas Development Administration

Advisory Committee on Overseas Economic and Social Research Indian Family Pension Funds Body of Commissioners

Overseas Service Pensions Scheme Advisory Board

The information requested by my hon. Friend is as follows: a) None

b) None

c) None

d) None

e) None

f) None

i) Not applicable

ii) Not applicable

Overseas Diplomatic Residences

Mrs. Clwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 6 December, Official Report , column 168 , if he will make it his policy to collect figures on the cost of upkeep of each overseas diplomatic residence owned by Her Majesty's Government.

Mr. Goodlad: The FCO plans to introduce a new financial management accounting system in April 1996. It is the FCO's intention to utilise this facility to make aggregation of the relevant figures more readily attainable.

Entry Clearance Fees

Mr. Brandreth: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to increase any of the entry clearance application fees.

Mr. Baldry: An Order in Council--the Consular Fees (Amendment) Order 1994--was made on 14 December which provides for changes in entry clearance application fees with effect from 4 January 1995. A number of non-entry clearance consular fees were increased on 24 November. It is Government policy that the cost of entry clearance services should be borne by the users as far as possible. Some entry clearance fees, however, have remained unchanged for many years. To avoid too great a rise in the fee for settlement and analogous services, the increase will be made in two further annual stages until full cost-recovery is achieved in 1997.

European Union

Mr. Gale: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish a statement on the forthcoming business of the European Union.

Mr. David Davis: Monthly statement of business for January 1995. 1. The provisional French Presidency Calendar is as follows: 16 January ECOFIN. Agriculture

17 January Agriculture

19 January Fisheries

20 January Transport

21 January Transport

23 January FAC

24 January FAC

26 January Informal Justice and Home Affairs Council

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2. The following is a provisional agenda:

16 January, Agriculture

--Wine reform

--Sugar reform

--Price fixing proposals (possible)

--Horse competition rules (possible)

--Plant Breeders Rights (possible)

--Third country establishments (possible)

--Veterinary inspection fees (possible)

3. No other agendas are available. A revised forecast of business for January will be submitted after the Christmas recess.

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