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Former Yugoslavia (War Crimes)

Mr. Macdonald: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the individuals indicted as war criminals by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia who have not been arrested; if he will indicate the jurisdiction in which each of these is believed to reside; what actions are being taken by the national Governments responsible for these jurisdictions to carry out UN resolutions regarding the enforcement of tribunal orders; and what steps Her Majesty's Government are taking to enforce the tribunal orders through the international peace force in Bosnia-Herzegovina. [20351]

Sir Nicholas Bonsor: Details of individuals indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and their last known whereabouts have been place in the Libraries of the House.

Those indicated by the tribunal who are still at large are believed to reside in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Bosnia-Herzegovina has executed two arrest warrants. It has not arrested any indictees resident in the Republika Srpksa and the Croat part of the federation on the grounds that it lacks control over these areas. The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia has transferred two witnesses in detention for other reasons to the tribunal. It has not arrested any of the indictees believed to be at large in its territory. The Republic of Croatia has arrested one indictee on its territory, but he has not yet been transferred to the tribunal. Croatia negotiated the voluntary surrender of another indictee to the tribunal. Other indictees in Croatia remain at large.

NATO has decided that the stabilisation force will detain and transfer to the tribunal any indicted individuals with whom they come into contact in the course of their duties and if the situation permits.

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Know-how Funds

Mr. Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the funding being made available from the know-how funds during 1997 and the countries and the type of project such funding is being used for. [20179]

Sir Nicholas Bonsor: Planned expenditure by the know-how fund in the financial year 1996-97 is as follows:

For projects in:

£000
Central Europe
Albania/Macedonia/Slovenia2,400
Baltic States2,200
Bosnia/Croatia/FRY1,750
Bulgaria2,700
Czech Republic2,300
Hungary4,500
Poland10,600
Romania5,000
Slovakia2,500
Regional (multi-country), including Environment KHF4,600
Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA)
Kazakhstan2,000
Russia28,000
Ukraine9,000
Other EECA countries4,600
Regional (including Chancellor's Scheme and Environment KHF)2,630
Investment schemes (Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia)2,500

Expenditure is planned at similar levels in 1997-98. The KHF funds projects in a range of sectors, focusing on certain priorities. In the whole region, priorities include financial services, privatisation, small and medium enterprise development, good government and civil society. In central Europe, priorities are also management training, public administration and employment services. In Russia and elsewhere in eastern Europe and central Asia, other priorities are energy, agriculture reform and health management.

Gibraltar

Mr. Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the EU social protocols apply to Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement. [19961]

Mr. David Davis: As the EC treaty applies to Gibraltar by virtue of the UK's membership, the agreement of the 14 on social policy annexed to protocol 14 to the EC treaty does not apply there.

Adriactic Section

Mr. Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list those individuals who are not officials of his Department who advise his Department's Adriatic section. [20330]

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Sir Nicholas Bonsor: Officials from eastern Adriatic department consult widely with colleagues in other Government Departments. We do not employ outside advisers in this area.

Private Finance Initiative

Mr. Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Darlington (Mr Milburn) of 6 March, Official Report, column 703, if he will provide figures for his Department's PFI projects in the same form as used by the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, in his answer tot he hon. Member for Darlington of 6 March, Official Report, columns 692-93. [20387]

Mr. Hanley: I regret that publication in the form requested would not be appropriate in the case of projects involving this Department since it could prejudice the nature of the competition within the PFI process.

EU Logo

Mr. Marlow: To ask the Secretary for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs under what EU instrument a decision was made empowering EU institutions to insist on the use of the EU logo by recipients of EU grants; if it was decided by majority voting; and what was Her Majesty's Government's position at the time. [20439]

Mr. David Davis: Council regulation 2082/93 requires that member states ensure adequate publicity is given to measures carried out with financial assistance from the structural funds. Commission decision 94/342/EC sets out the detailed arrangements, including use of the EU logo, in accordance with the Council regulation.

The Council regulation was adopted unanimously as one of a package of six regulations concerning the structural funds.

NORTHERN IRELAND

Castle Buildings Talks

Mr. Robert McCartney: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will specify the powers under which he paid the income tax liabilities of delegates to the Castle Buildings talks; how much was involved; what budget the money came from; and if this facility has been made available to staff. [19929]

Sir Patrick Mayhew [holding answer 13 March 1997]: Allowances to delegates are paid under the authority of section 6 of the Northern Ireland (Entry to Negotiations, etc) Act 1996. For the current financial year, allowances to them for which tax is due will be paid at a grossed-up rate, so that individuals receive sums equivalent to the allowances untaxed. The cost for the current year in respect of the talks will be approximately £109,000. The cost falls under subhead A2 of the Northern Ireland Office vote 1. Staff employed by parties and Governments participating in the talks are not subject to the same regime of allowances, and are not therefore subject to the arrangements above.

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Northern Ireland Grand Committee

Mr. Robert McCartney: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make it his policy to permit the relevant policy-making civil servants to be questioned at Northern Ireland Grand Committee meetings called to discuss draft Orders in Council; and if he will make a statement about the advantages of introducing a process to amend such orders. [18753]

Sir Patrick Mayhew: No. Since it is Ministers, not civil servants, who make policy, it is for Ministers, not civil servants, to account to Parliament for the Government's legislative proposals.

Orders in council are, by their nature, unamendable once laid before the House, but in respect of Northern Ireland there are already consultation procedures, including discussion in the Northern Ireland Grand Committee, which give ample opportunity to those who wish to register their views on legislative provisions while they are still in draft form, and for Ministers to take due note of such views.

Hip Joint Operations

Mr. A Cecil Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what age criteria apply to the allocation of hip joint operations. [20364]

Mr. Moss: There are no age criteria for those seeking hip joint operations.

Private Finance Initiative

Mr. Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Darlington (Mr. Milburn) of 6 March, Official Report, columns 721-22, if he will provide figures for this Department's PFI projects in the same form as used by the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, in his answer to the hon. Member for Darlington of 6 March, Official Report,columns 692-93. [20392]

Sir John Wheeler: The table gives an update to the figures included in my answer to the hon. Member for Darlington on 6 March, Official Report, columns 721-22. The figures show the current estimate of what NI Departments expect to be agreed. The list is subject to variation as project time scales may change, new projects may arise and some of those listed may not be taken forward if they fail the value for money test:

1997-981998-991999-00
Bangor and Kinnegar sewage treatment works767
Hydro electric project100
Sewage treatment works tranche 20019
Westlink urban motorway0010
Motorway emergency telephone system042
Strangford ferry replacement021
Accommodation Holywood road, social security office030
Accommodation Hydebank045
DVTA vehicle testing project040
Land Registry IT system020
Planning service IT system100
Antrim bus station/library011
Ulsterbus/Citybus bus replacement0010
Northern Ireland railways class 80 rolling stock replacement000
Ulster folk and transport museum visitors centre300
North-west institute of further and higher education340
Belfast institute of further and higher education055
St. Genevieve's high school034
Drumglass high school032
Wellington college032
Balmoral high school030
Other education projects not yet confirmed0012
Refurbishment/replacement schemes at the Altnagelvin, Downe, Royal and Causeway hospitals3913
Belfast city hospital renal unit300
Belfast city hospital car parking facilities200
Miscellaneous equipment leases122
Clinical waste disposal300
Royal group of hospitals theatres and intensive care equipment200
Total295895

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