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PRIME MINISTER

European Policy

Mr. Trend: To ask the Prime Minister (1) what meetings involving the Cabinet Office and 10 Downing Street have taken place since 11 May to discuss the Government's approach to the European Union; and which other Government Departments were involved; [47556]

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The Prime Minister: My staff and I have regular meetings with Ministerial colleagues and others on a wide range of subjects, and will continue to do so. As with previous Administrations, it is not my practice to provide details of confidential discussions.

Cabinet Ministers (Security)

Mr. Paul Marsden: To ask the Prime Minister if he will review the security arrangements for all Cabinet Ministers. [47683]

The Prime Minister: The security arrangements for Cabinet Ministers are reviewed regularly.

Public Sector Pay Review Bodies

Mrs. Dunwoody: To ask the Prime Minister what is the current membership of the public sector pay review bodies. [48153]

The Prime Minister: The current membership is as listed:


























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ATTORNEY-GENERAL

Public Registers

Mr. Cohen: To ask the Attorney-General if he will list the public registers which his Department has responsibility for. [47360]

The Attorney-General: There are no public registers for which my Department has responsibility.

SCOTLAND

Overseas Travel

Mr. Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his estimate of the cost of Ministerial overseas travel in his Department in (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97 and (c) 1997-98 to date. [26645]

Mr. Dewar [holding answer 2 February 1998]: The costs of Ministerial overseas travel including those for officials accompanying Ministers are as follows:

Year£
1995-9667,042.43
1996-9794,913.42
1997-9895,259.68


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Children's Reporter Administration

Ms Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to permit the management of the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration to conduct pay negotiations with staff for 1998-99. [46749]

Mr. Galbraith: Approval of the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration's Pay Remit for 1998-99 was given on 9 June. This was in accordance with Treasury guidance to Departments on local pay bargaining arrangements for Executive Non-Departmental Public Bodies. The Administration opened negotiations with its staff side on 15 June.

Public Registers

Mr. Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the public registers which his Department has responsibility for. [47348]

Mr. Dewar: The following registers are held by my Department or Agencies for which it is responsible:

















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Higher Education

Mr. Gorrie: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many of those aged (a) under 21, (b) 21 to 24 and (c) over 25 years and over, registered in Scotland, applied through UCAS for admission to a course of higher education for the (i) 1994, (ii) 1995, (iii) 1996, (iv) 1997 and (v) 1998 entry cycles; what were the numbers of the population in Scotland aged (a) to (c) for (i) to (v); and what was the proportion of those applying as a percentage of the appropriate population cohort. [47267]

Mr. Wilson: Figures on Scottish domiciled UCAS applicants by age, and relevant Scottish population from 1994 to 1998, are given in the table. For 1997 and 1998, the most up to date figures are based upon applications processed by UCAS by 16 May 1997 and 17 May 1998. Not all applications have arrived by this date, therefore 1997 and 1998 figures are undercounts and not directly comparable with previous years.

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YearAge under 21Age 21 to 24Age>25
Applicants(11) through UCAS
199422,2092,7153,777
199523,7983,1054,772
199624,2613,1044,855
1997(10)(23,549)(2,299)(3,637)
1998(10)(23,068)(2,058)(3,298)
Scottish Population
19941,291,973306,3123,455,928
19951,288,539292,3233,473,901
19961,282,497277,4823,488,335
19971,277,322266,3503,499,706
19981,276,902255,7503,507,728
Proportion of cohort applying1.70.90.1
19941.70.90.1
19951.81.10.1
19961.91.10.1
1997(10)(1.8)(0.9)(0.1)
1998(10)(1.8)(0.8)(0.1)

(10) Forms processed by UCAS by 16 May 1997 and 17 May 1998

(11) Age at 30 September in year of entry


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INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

EU Commission Documents

Mr. Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what reviews she has undertaken of the European Commission's implementation of the Code of Conduct on Public Access to Commission Documents. [47459]

Clare Short: I refer the hon. Member to my answer to him of 8 June 1998, Official Report, column 446, about the steps the Government are taking to increase access to information about EC development projects.

It is for the Commission to review their implementation of the Code of Conduct on Public Access to Commission Documents. They collate annual statistics which are available on request. For 1997, these showed that 89.3 per cent. of the 745 admissible requests for documents requested were released. 11.9 per cent. of requests related to external affairs, including development.

Any cases of apparent maladministration in the Commission's implementation of its Code may be referred to the European Ombudsman.


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