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Mr. Blunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action he intends to take to inform British (a) missions and (b) international investors of the consequences of the World Bank's Ad Hoc Committee's decision to uphold the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes judgment in the case of WENA Hotels against the Government of Egypt. 
Mr. Bradshaw: International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes publishes awards rendered in its proceedings on its website (http://www.worldbank.org/ icsid/) and in its journal, provided it has the consent of both parties. Either party may also decide to publish awards on its own initiative.
Mr. Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 21 January from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Houria Meziani. 
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Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether a Scottish Executive Minister will be a member of the UK delegation to the forthcoming General Affairs European Union Council of Ministers meeting on 1112 March; and what information is being provided by his Department to guarantee effective pre-council scrutiny by the European Committee of the Scottish Parliament. 
(3) what role British forces are playing in the tracking down and destruction of heroin stockpiles in Afghanistan; 
(4) how many tonnes of heroin stockpiled in Afghanistan have been destroyed by (a) British forces and (b) the Afghan Government. 
Mr. Ingram: The International Security Assistance Force's role in Afghanistan is to assist the Afghan Interim Authority in providing security and stability in Kabul. Some opiate stockpiles may have been destroyed during coalition military attacks on terrorist targets. I understand that the Afghan Interim Authority is planning to destroy the opium crop this month.
Mr. Hoon: I met the Afghan Defence Minister in London on 31 January 2002. I also met members of the Afghan Interim Administration (AIA) in Kabul on 5 February 2002, notably the Chairman of the AIA and the Interior and Defence Ministers. We discussed a variety of issues, including the role of British forces in Afghanistan.
Mr. Sayeed: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which consultant was used to advise on the installation of air conditioning during the recent refurbishment of (a) his Department's main building and (b) RAF High Wycombe. 
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Dr. Moonie: Main building will be comfort cooled using a chilled beam system. This system incorporates heat recovery on both air and water systems. The Ministry of Defence's advisers were Roger Preston and Partners.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what factors will be considered in the decision about which company will supply the A400M engine for the European project; and if he will make a statement. 
Dr. Moonie: The prime contract with the Airbus Military Company is for the development and production of the A400M, including its engines. The contract specifies overall performance guarantees that the company must achieve. It is for the prime contractor, therefore, to define the selection criteria against which to judge potential engines and engine manufacturers; but among these would undoubtedly be performance and cost.
Mr. Hunter: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the cost of governing Northern Ireland (a) under devolution excluding the cost of reserved matters and (b) under direct rule. 
(1) Devolution began in December 1999 and was suspended between February and May 2000, with the result that in:
19992000 £4,221K for NI Assembly was included in the NIO totals.
200001 £1,733K for NI Assembly was included in the NIO totals
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Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the running costs were of (a) his Ministers' private offices, separately identifying expenditure on staff, and (b) his Department in each year from May 1997 to the nearest date for which the information is available. 
Dr. John Reid: For the 199798 financial year, no breakdown is available from May, therefore the total is for the whole year. For the 200102 financial yearthe total spend is not yet available, therefore the figure is an estimate based on spend to date.
(2) Totalincluding staff
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the annual budget for communications activities, including press, public relations, marketing and internal communications, was for his Department for each financial year from 199798 to 200102. 
(5) To date. Estimated total is £1,441,173.
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