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Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she last used the railway service in connection with her official duties; what station she left from and what was the destination; and whether it is her intention to make greater use of the railways in future. 
Mr. Morley: My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State last used the railway service in connection with her official duties on 22 January, travelling on the Eurostar service from Brussels to Waterloo. My right hon. Friend will continue to use the railway service where appropriate.
Mr. Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the (a) composition and (b) mission of the article 13 action programme; when it will meet; and what parliamentary scrutiny there will be of its activities. 
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The Programme supports the development of practical solutions to combat discrimination on grounds of racial and ethnic origin, disability, age, religion and belief and sexual orientation. The programme encourages the exchange of best practice on policies and practices which have been shown to work well in combating discrimination across Europe.
The day to day running of the programme is the responsibility of the European Commission under the direction of a Management Committee comprising of representatives of all member states including the United Kingdom. The Committee meets three or four times a year to provide the necessary guidance to the Commission. An evaluation of the programme will be reported to the European Parliament, the European Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. A copy of the evaluation report will be placed in the Libraries of the House once available.
Mr. Forth: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the appointments made by his Department since 1 May 1997 of chairmen of (a) non-departmental public bodies, (b) commissions, (c) inquiries, (d) agencies and (e) task forces; and if he will list their (i) term of office, (ii) salary and (iii) known political affiliation (A) past and (B) present. 
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Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many members of staff of his Department are members of the Territorial forces; and if he has a strategy to encourage members of staff to become members of the Territorial forces. 
Mr. Davidson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of recruits to his Department came from Oxford and Cambridge in (a) the last year for which figures are available and (b) for the 10 preceding years. 
(10) Not collected pre-1996
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will set out for each Civil Service grade within his (a) Department and (b) Department's executive agencies the (i) total number of staff employed, (ii) number aged (A) 16 to 25, (B) 26 to 35, (C) 36 to 45, (D) 46 to 60 and (E) over the age of 60 years, (iii) number of registered disabled and (iv) number of ethnic minorities. 
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Mr. Collins: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions since 1 May 1997 (a) departmental and (b) non-departmental special advisers have travelled abroad in an official capacity; and if he will list the total cost, including (i) travel, (ii) accommodation and (iii) subsistence allowance, for each occasion. 
Mr. MacShane [holding answer 27 February. 2002]: Between 1 April 2000 and 31 March 2001, special advisers in my Department travelled abroad in an official capacity on eight occasions, at an average cost of £3,039.04 per trip. Information for the period 2 May 1997 to 31 March 2000 is already in the public domain. All travel by special advisers is undertaken in accordance with the rules set out in the ministerial code, and the civil service management code.
Mr. Bradshaw: The legal base of proposal 569 was article 308 of the EU treaty. The proposal was adopted as a regulation (25802001) on 27 December 2001. The legal basis of the regulation was articles 60, 301 and 308 of the EU treaty.
The Government welcome this regulation as an integral part of the EU's measures to implement UNSCR 1373(2001). The UK strongly supported the timely adoption of UNSCR 1373 (2001) as a vital measure in the global campaign against terrorism. The regulation will assist in ensuring full compliance within the EU with the provisions of UNSCR 1373(2001). The Government consider the immediate freezing of assets to prevent their dissipation an essential tool in the fight against terrorism. The regulation does not limit the UK's ability to take autonomous measures against other individuals that we deem to be linked to terrorism.
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) if he will list the 30 largest contracts awarded by his Department from (a) May 1997 to April 1998, (b) May 1998 to April 1999, (c) May 1999 to April 2000, (d) May 2000 to April 2001 and (e) May 2001 to the latest date, indicating in each case the values of the contracts and the companies with which the contracts were placed; 
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