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Nuclear Fuel

Mr. Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what quantities of irradiated spent magnox fuel imported from Italy are currently in store at Sellafield; and what safeguards are applied to this spent fuel. [57097]

Mr. Battle: Individual quantities of spent fuel stored or reprocessed at Sellafield for specific customers are a commercial matter for BNFL and their customers. All civil nuclear material in the United Kingdom is subject to Euratom and IAEA safeguards.

Mr. Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the impact on policy in the United Kingdom of the decision by the German Government on 20 October to change their policy in respect of support for nuclear fuel reprocessing. [57091]

Mr. Battle: The new German Government have so far given only the outline of their policy on nuclear issues, including reprocessing of spent fuel. The details, including the implications for British Nuclear Fuels' reprocessing contracts with the German power utilities, remain to be clarified.

Mr. Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what arrangements have been made with the Italian authorities for the return of reprocessing wastes from Sellafield. [57094]

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Mr. Battle: Since 1976 all new contracts for reprocessing of overseas spent fuel have contained options for return of wastes. The Government intend that such options should be exercised and that wastes arising from reprocessing be returned to the country of origin. It has been the practice of successive Governments to obtain, before a contract for the reprocessing of foreign spent fuel is signed, assurances from the relevant government that it will take no legislative or regulatory steps to prevent the return of wastes arising under the contract. The adequacy of the facilities for managing those wastes is a matter for their owners and the regulatory authorities of the country concerned in accordance with the relevant legislation of that country.

Mr. Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what quantities of (a) low level, (b) intermediate level and (c) high level radioactive waste arising from the reprocessing of irradiated spent magnox fuel from Italy are currently stored at Sellafield; and if these wastes are covered by return-to-sender contractual obligations in the reprocessing contracts with Italy. [57096]

Mr. Battle: Each tonne of spent nuclear fuel reprocessed gives rise to approximately four cubic metres of low level waste containing 0.001 per cent. of the radioactivity, one cubic metre of intermediate level waste containing 1 per cent. of the radioactivity, and one tenth of one cubic metre of high level waste containing 1 per cent. of the radioactivity, and one tenth of one cubic metre of high level waste containing 99 per cent. of the radioactivity. Individual quantities of spent fuel stored or reprocessed at Sellafield for specific customers are a commercial matter for BNFL and its customers. Since 1976 all new contracts for reprocessing of overseas spent fuel have contained options for return of wastes. The Government intend that such options should be exercised and that wastes arising from reprocessing be returned to the country of origin.

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EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT

Fair Funding

Dr. Starkey: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what were the total numbers of responses to the consultation on "Fair Funding: improving delegation to schools"; and how many were (a) in favour of and (b) opposed to the proposals. [57081]

Ms Estelle Morris: 2,967 responses were received. Most of them contained a range of views on the different measures, although broadly speaking secondary schools favoured more delegation whilst primary schools preferred to keep LEA services. GM schools favoured the increased delegation while LEAs expressed concern. I am sending my hon. Friend a summary analysis of the responses and placing copies in the Library.

Public Appointments

Mr. Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will publish the names of those people he has appointed to public bodies since 1 May 1997, indicating the positions to which they have been appointed, and whether they receive remuneration. [56744]

Mr. Mudie: The information requested is given in the table. My hon. Friend will wish to note that this information will be in the Department's Annual Report when it is published next year, and is also accessible through the Public Appointment Unit's Internet Website.

NamePositionRemuneration
Centre for Information on Language Teaching
Derek Winslow(13)GovernorNone
Andrew YeomansGovernorNone
Richard BunkerGovernorNone
Jeremy ArlissGovernorNone
Anthony LunchGovernorNone
Construction Industry Training Board
Michael FitchettBoard memberNone
Herbert BaggaleyBoard memberNone
Stewart TilleyBoard memberNone
Oliver RobbinsBoard memberNone
David BarrassBoard memberNone
George Brumwell(13)Board memberNone
Malcolm HarrisBoard memberNone
George Henderson(13)Board memberNone
John MilneBoard memberNone
Brian LeeBoard memberNone
Engineering Construction Industry Training Board
Norman Dunlop(13)ChairmanNone
Mike HockeyBoard memberNone
Derek MowforthBoard memberNone
Hugh ReesBoard memberNone
Barbara RiderBoard memberNone
Peter MillerBoard memberNone
Rae Angus(13)Board memberNone
Steven Probert(13)Board memberNone
Ian Bell(13)Board memberNone
Ken Turnbull(13)Board memberNone
David Odling(13)Board memberNone
John Lee(13)Board memberNone
David Hewitt(13)Board memberNone
Ron McCaffer(13)Board memberNone
Equal Opportunities Commission
Ms Anne Gibson(13)Commissioner£123 per day
Richard Grayson(13)Commissioner£123 per day
Joan Stringer(13)Commissioner£123 per day
Mary Berg(13)Commissioner£123 per day
Peter Smith(13)Commissioner£123 per day
Teresa Rees(13)Commissioner£123 per day
Funding Agency for Schools
Sir Anthony TippetChairman£30,000 per annum
Robert LloydBoard member£155 per meeting
Professor David JohnsBoard member£155 per meeting
Miss Louise Anne KiddBoard member£155 per meeting
Roy JobsonBoard member£155 per meeting
The Rev. Dr. Alan BillingsBoard member£155 per meeting
Robin WendtBoard member£155 per meeting
David MallenBoard member£155 per meeting
Linda Wedgbury(13)Board member£155 per meeting
Stella EarnshawBoard member£155 per meeting
John ChastneyBoard member£155 per meeting
George PhipsonBoard member£155 per meeting
Rodney East(13)Board member£155 per meeting
Further Education Funding Council
Lord Davies of OldhamChairman£37,000 per annum
Imtiaz FarookhiBoard member£4,000 per annum
John MerryBoard member£4,000 per annum
Lord Newton of BraintreeBoard member£4,000 per annum
George SweeneyBoard member£4,000 per annum
Christina CassidyBoard member£4,000 per annum
David Eade(13)Board member£4,000 per annum
FEFC--Yorkshire and Humberside Region
David WilleBoard memberNone
Yvonne RoseBoard memberNone
Professor Robert FryerBoard memberNone
Deanne DrakeBoard memberNone
Robert FryerBoard memberNone
David GilchristBoard memberNone
Yvonne RoaseBoard memberNone
Robert SowmanBoard memberNone
David WilceBoard memberNone
FEFC--East Midlands Region
Jim ShearerChairNone
Jane DawBoard memberNone
Iain MacDonaldBoard memberNone
Sian MacDonaldBoard memberNone
Norman RichesBoard memberNone
Michael ScottBoard memberNone
FEFC--Eastern Region
Lord Newton of BraintreeChairNone
David EllerbyBoard memberNone
Kim ParishBoard memberNone
Jim ThakoordinBoard memberNone
FEFC--Northern Region
David MidgeleyChairNone
Geoffrey CrispinBoard memberNone
Keith MitchellBoard memberNone
Ian ToddBoard memberNone
FEFC--North West Region
James LustyBoard memberNone
Anne Weinstock(13)Board memberNone
FEFC--Greater London Region
Stephen GrixBoard memberNone
FEFC--South East Region
David MainBoard memberNone
Fred McCrindleBoard memberNone
Kenneth SaxbyBoard memberNone
Karen EvansBoard memberNone
FEFC--South West Region
David Fryer(13)ChairNone
John BullBoard memberNone
Richard ElyBoard memberNone
Leighton GreenhamBoard memberNone
Mike KelseyBoard memberNone
Fiona McMillanBoard memberNone
Geoffrey ReesBoard memberNone
Higher Education Funding Council for England
Dorma UrwinBoard member£4,000 per annum
Professor Ron CookeBoard member£4,000 per annum
Dr. Keith TaylorBoard member£4,000 per annum
Mrs. Joan Bingley(13)Board member£4,000 per annum
Caroline NevilleBoard member£4,000 per annum
Professor Sir Gareth RobertsBoard member£4,000 per annum
Dr. David Potter, CBEBoard member£4,000 per annum
Professor Marilyn ButlerBoard member£4,000 per annum
Dr. John Strickson(13)Board member£4,000 per annum
Miss Janet Trotter(13)Board member£4,000 per annum
Professor Sir Colin Campbell(13)Board member£4,000 per annum
Dr. Robert Telfer(13)Board member£4,000 per annum
Professor Kay-Tee Khaw(13)Board member£4,000 per annum
Mrs. Joan Bingley(13)Board member£4,000 per annum
Sir Michael ChecklandChairman£37,822 per annum
Barbara Stephens(13)Board member£4,000 per annum
Investors In People UK
Dr. Louise WallaceBoard memberNone
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority
Sir William StubbsChairman£47,000 per annum
Sir Dominic CadburyDeputy ChairmanNone
Professor Robin AlexanderBoard memberNone
Geoffrey AshtonBoard memberNone
Mrs. Anne DukeBoard memberNone
Dr. Philip EvansBoard memberNone
Dr. Philip HunterBoard memberNone
Mrs. Patricia LeeBoard memberNone
Ian McAllisterBoard memberNone
Mrs. Patricia Morgan-WebbBoard memberNone
Sir George QuigleyBoard memberNone
Heather RabbattsBoard memberNone
Professor Ted WraggBoard memberNone
Remploy
Mrs. Sarah BrownNon-Exec DirectorNone
Peter CookeNon-Exec DirectorNone
David Winterbottom(13)Non-Exec DirectorNone
National Advisory Council on Employment of People with Disabilities
Alan Smith(13)ChairmanNone
Paul Newman(13)Council memberNone
Guinette Davies(13)Council memberNone
Rita Donaghy(13)Council memberNone
Richard Exell(13)Council memberNone
Professor Ian Bruce(13)Council memberNone
Stephen Duckworth, OBE(13)Council memberNone
Dr. Ann Fingret(13)Council memberNone
Sir Peter Large, CBE(13) Council memberNone
Bert Massie, MBE(13)Council memberNone
Timothy Pape, OBE(13)Council memberNone
Susan Scott-Parker(13)Council memberNone
Richard Sermon(13)Council memberNone
Ian Sneddon(13)Council memberNone
John Spencer(13)Council memberNone
Dianah Worman(13)Council memberNone
National Disability Council
Alan SmithCouncil member£119 per day
D. Alker(13)Council member£119 per day
C. Low(13)Council member£119 per day
D. Mills(13)Council member£119 per day
H. McConnell(13)Council member£119 per day
M. WallaceCouncil member£119 per day
P. HighesCouncil member£119 per day
S. Scott-ParkerCouncil member£119 per day
G. MorbeyCouncil member£119 per day
P. FriendCouncil member£119 per day
J. DownerCouncil member£119 per day
Teacher Training Agency
Professor Clive BoothChairman£15,759 per annum
Dr. Peter Knight, OBE(13)Board memberNone
Miss J. Trotter(13)Board memberNone
Lady Marie StubbsBoard memberNone
John SteeleBoard memberNone
Professor John GrayBoard memberNone
Waheed AlliBoard memberNone
Paul EnnalsBoard memberNone
Keith AndersonBoard memberNone
Mrs. Patricia PritchardBoard memberNone
Advisory Committee for Disabled People in Employment and Training
Kenneth StevensBoard memberNone
Diana HollandBoard memberNone
David BradfordBoard memberNone
Roger LittleBoard memberNone
Timothy Pape, OBEBoard memberNone
Susan Scott-ParkerBoard memberNone
Sue Maynard-CampbellBoard memberNone
Ian SneddonBoard memberNone
Sharon CollinsBoard memberNone
John CornwallBoard memberNone
Rosemary HallamBoard memberNone
Raymond FletcherBoard memberNone

(13) These are reappointments


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