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Mr. Donohoe: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list for his Department (a) how many people in total are employed,

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(b) how many of the total number of staff are (i) male and (ii) female and (c) how many (I) men and (II) women are employed on a (1) full-time and (2) part-time basis. [9488]

Mr. Hanley: As of 1 April 1996, the Department was employing the following:

Total employees7,200
Male full time4,545
Female full time2,483
Male part time26
Female part time146

These figures are for permanent staff only.

Mr. Hain: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) permanent and (b) non-permanent staff there have been in (i) his Department and (ii) executive agencies of his Department in each year since 1992. [9625]

Mr. Hanley: The answer is as follows:

FCO (DIP.WING + ODA)Wilton Park (agency) (since 1991)Natural Resources Institute (agency)

EU Committee of the Regions

Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will support an extension of the list of areas about which the EU Committee of the Regions should be consulted. [9403]

Mr. David Davis: The Committee of the Regions is already consulted on a wide range of issues and is able to produce opinions on its own initiative on any other matters it considers appropriate. The Government do not believe that there is a need to expand its present role.


Mrs. Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many items of legislation relating to his Department have been repealed

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since January 1994; how many statutory instruments were introduced during the same period; and how many of the latter were (a) deregulatory and (b) fee orders. [9361]

Sir Nicholas Bonsor [holding answer 17 December 1996]: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given yesterday by my hon. Friend the Paymaster General, Official Report, column 492.

European Council (Business)

Mr. Jacques Arnold: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the forthcoming business in the Council of the European Union for January; and if he will list the major EU events for the next six months. [9865]

Mr. David Davis:

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January 1997
1Dutch presidency begins
7BrusselsFisheries Council
9-10The HaguePolitical Committee
13-17StrasbourgEuropean Parliament Plenary
20-21BrusselsGeneral Affairs Council
20-21BrusselsAgriculture Council
23-25AmsterdamConference on Social Policy
27BrusselsECOFIN Council (t.b.c.)
29-30BrusselsEuropean Parliament Plenary
30-31The HagueOpening of "European Year Against Racism"
31AmsterdamTransport Council (Informal)
February 1997
1AmsterdamTransport Council (Informal)
1-2The HagueEconomic Affairs Council (Informal)
5-6NoordwijkJustice and Home Affairs Council (Informal)
6BrusselsPolitical Committee
17BrusselsPolitical Committee
17BrusselsECOFIN Council
17QatarEU/GCC Conference
17-18BrusselsAgriculture Council
17-21StrasbourgEuropean Parliament Plenary
24-25BrusselsGeneral Affairs Council
26BrusselsEU/San Jose Conference
28AmsterdamDevelopment Council (Informal)
March 1997
1-2AmsterdamDevelopment Council (Informal)
3AmsterdamEducation Council (Informal)
3-4BrusselsEnvironment Council
6BrusselsTelecommunications Council
10BrusselsInternal Market Council
10-14StrasbourgEuropean Parliament Plenary
11-12BrusselsTransport Council
13BrusselsPolitical Committee
14-15RotterdamSocial Affairs Council (Informal)
15-16ApeldoornGymnich (Informal)
17BrusselsECOFIN Council
17-19BrusselsAgriculture Council
18-19BrusselsJustice and Home Affairs Council
24-25BrusselsGeneral Affairs Council
25RomeInformal IGC Ministerial
April 1997
4-6NoordwijkECOFIN Council (Informal)
6-8MaastrichtCulture Council (Informal)
7-8NoordwijkEU/Rio Group
7-10StrasbourgEuropean Parliament Plenary
9-11The HagueSocial Integration Conference
10BrusselsPolitical Committee
10LuxembourgConsumer Council
14-15LuxembourgFisheries Council
17LuxembourgSocial Affairs Council
17-18MaastrichtMinisterial Conference on EC aid to African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries post-Lome IV
18-20AmsterdamEnvironment Council (Informal)
21-22The NetherlandsPolitical Committee
21-22LuxembourgAgriculture Council
23Brussels European Parliament Plenary
24LuxembourgIndustry Council
24-25LuxembourgAfrican, Caribbean and Pacific Countries/EU Ministerial Conference
25BrusselsEuropean Parliament Plenary
29-30LuxembourgGeneral Affairs Council
May 1997
5BrusselsGeneral Affairs Council (t.b.c.)
6-7StrasbourgCouncil of Europe Ministerial
12BrusselsECOFIN Council
12-13BrusselsAgriculture Council
12-13ParisWEU Ministerial
12-16StrasbourgEuropean Parliament Plenary
14-15BrusselsResearch Council
15BrusselsPolitical Committee
20BrusselsInternal Market Council
22BrusselsPolitical Committee
25-27MiddelburgAgriculture Council (Informal)
26BrusselsEnergy Council
27-28BrusselsJustice and Home Affairs Council
28-29BrusselsEuropean Parliament Plenary
29BrusselsTelecommunications Council
June 1997
2-3LuxembourgGeneral Affairs Council
5LuxembourgHealth Council
5LuxembourgDevelopment Council
8-10NoordwijkEnvironmental Planning Conference
9LuxembourgECOFIN Council
9-10LuxembourgAgriculture Council
9-13StrasbourgEuropean Parliament Plenary
10LuxembourgGeneral Affairs Council (t.b.c.)
12LuxembourgSocial Affairs Council
16-17AmsterdamEuropean Council
17-18LuxembourgTransport Council
19BrusselsPolitical Committee
19LuxembourgFisheries Council
23LuxembourgECOFIN Council (t.b.c.)
23-24LuxembourgEnvironment Council
25-26BrusselsEuropean Parliament Plenary
26LuxembourgEducation Council
30LuxembourgGeneral Affairs Council
30LuxembourgCulture Council

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