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Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish figures recording the number of outstanding parking and other minor traffic violation fines incurred by diplomatic missions and international organisations in the United Kingdom during the year ending 31 December 1999. 
Mr. Battle: At the end of 1999, unpaid fines in respect of parking and other minor traffic violations incurred by members of diplomatic missions and international organisations in the United Kingdom totalled 5,112. In April this year the Foreign and Commonwealth Office wrote to all diplomatic missions and international organisations in the United Kingdom giving them the opportunity to either pay their outstanding fines or appeal against them if they considered that they had been issued incorrectly. As a result payments totalling £36,120.00 were received leaving a total of 4,124 unpaid fines for 1999. The following table details diplomatic missions and international organisations which have more than 10 fines outstanding.
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Mr. Hain: The UK implements the provisions of United Nations Security Council resolution 1160 (1998), which imposed an arms embargo on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and a prohibition on arming and training for terrorist activities there.
Mr. Hain: As of today's date, the United Kingdom implements mandatory UN sanctions, imposed by the UN Security Council acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, in relation to Afghanistan, Angola, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. UN sanctions in relation to Libya have been suspended.
The United Kingdom implements, in addition, sanctions imposed by the European Union in relation to Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burma, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Croatia, Libya, Sudan and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
A list of sanctions regimes and arms embargoes implemented by the UK is in the Library of the House. Annexed to this is a summary of additional UK restrictions on the export of strategic goods. These documents are also available on the FCO website and are updated each time there are changes to sanctions regimes implemented by the UK, or to UK restrictions on the export of strategic goods.
Dr. Tonge: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts concerning the imposing of an arms embargo in Indonesia. 
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Mr. Battle: The EU Presidency declaration of 17 January made clear that the EU would continue to follow closely events in Indonesia and strictly implement the EU Code of Conduct on arms exports. We regularly discuss the situation in Indonesia with EU partners. EU Ambassadors in Jakarta recently made a joint demarche to President Wahid on 17 July covering the situation in Maluka.
Separately, the UK has made quite clear that Indonesia is on notice that we will move within the EU to reimpose restrictive measures, if we see a repetition of the type of state-sponsored violence perpetrated in East Timor. We are closely monitoring the situation in the provinces of Indonesia.
Mr. Hain: We have noted statements by the Government of Sudan to the effect that National Assembly elections will be held in the Autumn. I discussed the prospects for elections with the Sudanese Foreign Minister on 18 July and he repeated that his Government was indeed committed to holding elections.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the planned effect of Article 50 of the Feira Presidency conclusions on European Communities' legislation on sport. 
Article 50 of the Feira Presidency conclusions recognises the important role that sport can play in social policy. As we have set out in our sports strategy 'A Sporting Future For All' the Government firmly believe that sport has an important role to play in fostering social inclusion. The UK is represented on a working group of sports officials, set up under the Portuguese Presidency looking at the specific characteristics of sport. Their report will be discussed by the Sports Ministers in November.
Mr. Wilshire: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Spelthorne dated 12 April relating to his constituent, Miss R. Whittaker. 
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publish its Code of Practice for licence-exempt electricity suppliers; what arrangements it will make for its monitoring operation; and if he will make a statement. 
Mrs. Liddell: Representatives of electricity industry trade associations together developed a voluntary code of practice for licence-exempt suppliers, but have not yet published or implemented the code. I would encourage them to do so.
Mr. Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with Ministers and officials in the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions about co-ordinating renewable and sustainable energy projects and the regeneration programme. 
Earlier this year my hon. Friend the Minister for Housing and Planning announced a strategic approach to renewable energy planning. Under the leadership of the Government Offices for the Regions, regional assessments and targets for renewable energy provision are being prepared based upon, and where necessary updating, resources studies. It is our intention that Regional Development Agencies will have a key role to play in this work.
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what conditions were attached to the grant of £530 million to BAe systems in respect of the company's future employment levels in the UK; and if he will make a statement. 
We estimate that the A3XX will create 22,000 new jobs (8,000 in BAe SYSTEMS and the UK supply chain, and 14,000 new induced employment) and safeguard a further 62,000 jobs (20,000 on current Airbus programmes and 42,000 in induced employment).
Launch investment is a risk and revenue sharing Government investment in the design and development of specific civil aerospace projects in the UK. The investment is not a grant and is repayable at a real rate of return, usually via levies on sales of the product developed.
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