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Dr. Tonge: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Governments of (a) Bangladesh, (b) India and (c) Pakistan regarding forced labour in their countries. 
Mr. Bradshaw: We continue to raise human rights concerns, including bonded and forced labour, with the Bangladesh, Pakistan and Indian authorities. We remind the authorities of the need to uphold the basic rights of all people, particularly the poor and disadvantaged who are most vulnerable to forced/bonded labour. We welcome the three countries' ratification of International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions which encourage equal pay among men and women. We also welcome Bangladesh's and Pakistan's ratification of ILO conventions that protect the labour rights of children.
Mr. Ancram: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to his Spanish counterpart over President Mugabe's recent medical treatment in that country. 
Mr. Ancram: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information he has received on the meetings between President Mugabe and the Spanish Government during the President's recent trip to Spain. 
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Mr. Bradshaw: The Salman Pak "camp" is a group of facilities close to Baghdad. We are aware of press reports that claim Salman Pak is used as a terrorist training camp. We take these reports seriously, however, there is currently no direct evidence linking al-Qaeda to Salman Pak.
Mr. Bradshaw: The Government's strategy towards Sierra Leone was set out in the Foreign Secretary's statement to the House on 6 June 2000. The effectiveness of that strategy has been demonstrated by the progress we have made towards peace and stability in Sierra Leone.
Since the beginning of 2001, over 40,000 former combatants have disarmed. They are now being reintegrated into society. A new, more effective and accountable Sierra Leone army, trained by UK forces, is deploying with civil administrators throughout the country. This has signalled the visible restoration of Government authority. Supported by the international community, the Government of Sierra Leone are preparing to hold elections in May 2002.
The situation in Sierra Leone will, however, continue to be fragile, at least until ordinary Sierra Leoneans are able to enjoy the benefits of peace. The Government of Sierra Leone need rapidly to mobilise substantial additional resources to rehabilitate the country's devastated communities, institutions and economy. As Sierra Leone's largest bilateral donor, the UK will continue to help the Government of Sierra Leone through a wide-ranging programme of assistance.
As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence indicated in a written statement to the House on 18 December, our military training and assistance programme continues to make good progress towards its goal of developing professional, accountable and effective Sierra Leone armed forces, better able to protect the security and integrity of Sierra Leone. The people of Sierra Leone are increasingly confident of the new Sierra Leone armed forces. We will, through the International Military Advisory and Training Team, continue to work to raise the standard and develop the capacity of the Sierra Leone armed forces.
Mr. Leslie: Information on advisory and executive non-departmental public bodies, tribunals and other public bodies is published in the annual Cabinet Office publication "Public Bodies". This includes the location of the bodies concerned, their terms of reference, expenditure, appointments and remuneration. The next
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Mr. Leslie: The Civil Service Management Code is issued under the authority of the Civil Service Order in Council 1995 under which the Minister for the Civil Service has the power to make regulations and give instructions for the management of the Home Civil Service. This includes the power to prescribe the conditions of service of civil servants. The Prime Minister, as Minister for the Civil Service, delegates this power through Lord MacDonald of Tradeston to me.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his answer of 22 November 2001, Official Report, column 390W, on consultants, if he will list for each of the consultants and advisers named (a) the length of their contract including start and finish dates, (b) whether they were appointed after open competition, (c) the job specification for their contract, (d) the cost to his Department of their contract, (e) other contracts which they have with his Department and (f) other contracts held with other Government Departments. 
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(c) Accountancy advice on matters relating to Railtrack and (as a contingency in the event of the Secretary of State refusing Railtrack plc's request for additional funding and of a railway administration order being made) on administration matters generally.
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For individual consultants and advisers, the information requested under (d) is commercially confidential but, for all of them together, just over £10 million has been spent in the last twelve months.
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