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Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list those items valued at more than £50 which have been stolen or lost from his Department in each of the last four years. 
|27 May||Video player||150|
|3 July||CD ROM player||150|
|4 August||Canon Colour printer||140|
|6 January||Socket mother board, Intel processor, hard disk, unclassified video card, internal modem card||300|
|10 January||Hard disks on 2 computer stations||400|
|21 January||Harddrives RAM and CPU processors on 2 computers||900|
|28 March||Computer components||500|
|17 April||RAM and processors||300|
|26 April||RAM and processors||300|
|4 May||RAM and processors||300|
|4 December||Palm pilot computer||500|
|28 February||Computer and hardware, digital camera CDRW Drives, Firecrest PC, external CD ROM for laptop||1,200|
|27 February||Laptop Toshiba||2,000|
|11 April||Minidisc player||200|
|13 March||Shortwave Radio||200|
|22 May||Boxed PC inc, monitor/keyboard||1,200|
|17 August||Flat screen monitor||450|
|10 January||7 X 17" monitors||1,400|
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Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information he has sought, and what communications he has received, from the United States Administration in respect of the circumstances surrounding the uprising and battle at the prison fort outside Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan; how many prisoners were killed; if United Kingdom citizens are known to have been killed or captured; and what role British military personnel played in the action. 
My hon. Friend will understand that, for reasons of operational security, I cannot go into specific details about the involvement of British troops in this incident. However, I can tell my hon. Friend that, following an uprising by Taliban fighters being held at the fort, who overpowered their captors and seized the armoury, British troops went to the aid of their US colleagues. Under heavy fire they attempted to recover two US personnel apparently captured by the Taliban fighters.
Mr. Ancram: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the dates of foreign visits he has made since 11 September; which countries he visited; whom he met; what was discussed; what the size of his entourage was; which other Ministers accompanied him; and what the total cost was of each visit. 
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The Prime Minister attended the Extraordinary European Council in Brussels on 21 September and the Laeken European Council in Brussels, 1315 December. The Chancellor of the Exchequer attended the Laeken
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European Council. The Minister for Europe attended the GACs on 29 October, 10 November and 19 November and the Laeken European Council.
A detailed list of Cabinet Ministers' visits overseas and information on expenditure by all Ministers on overseas travel for the period 1 April 2001 to 31 March 2002 will be published as soon as possible after the end of this financial year.
Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action he has taken to ensure that the Colombian Government conducts a full investigation into human rights violations in Colombian cities; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. MacShane: We are very concerned about the deteriorating human rights situation in Colombia. I had comprehensive discussions with the Colombian Government about human rights, including allegations of human rights violations in the town of Barrancabermeja, during my visit to Colombia last October. Last year, HM ambassador to Colombia and other embassy staff visited Medellin, Cali and other major cities and towns where they met and expressed support for peace activists and human rights NGOs, and raised our concerns with the Colombian authorities. We strongly support the work of the Colombian human rights ombudsman, who I met last October, who regularly publishes reports into human rights violations.
Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many applications for a visa to visit family members in the United Kingdom were refused in (a) November and (b) December 2001. 
Refused December 2001: 2,164 2
1 Figures from six posts still awaited.
Ms Oona King: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what assessment he has made of the number of terrorist attacks carried out by members of the Fatah from within the Palestinian Authority in the last 12 months; 
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been made in negotiating and translating the final text for the Declaration and Programme of Action agreed at the UN World Conference Against Racism held in Durban from 31 August to 8 December 2001; what preparations he has made to publish and distribute English and other language versions of the final text in the UK; what preparations he has made to consult NGOs and minority ethnic organisations on the construction of a national plan of action based on these texts as required by the Durban agreement; and what his time scale is for consultation with (a) devolved Administrations and (b) dependent territories. 
Peter Hain: The agreed Declaration and Programme of Action of the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) were published by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on 2 January. English, French and Spanish versions are currently available on the website of the OHCHR www.ohchr.ch. The UN General Assembly Third Committee will reconvene in February to adopt the documents formally. Home Office officials will hold a preliminary consultation with NGOs and others involved in the preparations for WCAR on 4 February to discuss, inter alia, publication and further translation of the documents in the UK and the construction of a national plan of action. The devolved Administrations, who were also consulted before Durban, have been invited to the 4 February meeting. The Home Office will send copies of the documents to the dependent territories for consultation once they have been formally adopted by the UN.
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