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Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) dates, (b) location and (c) sources were of attributable (i) articles, interviews or contributions for the media, books or other journals and (ii) speeches or presentations made in the public domain, by departmental special advisers since March 2001; who in his Department authorised the activity; and on what date this activity was recorded with the departmental Head of Information. 
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Mr. Straw: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to this question by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister today (UIN 72246).
Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many employees under contract from temping agencies worked in his Department; and how much was spent on temporary staff (a) as a total and (b) as a percentage of the total staffing budget in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: We do not have a central record of the numbers of staff employed under contract from agencies and it would involve disproportionate cost to obtain them. We do, however, have the costs, which are:
|FY||Paybill costs (£)||Agency costs (£)||Percentage|
(57) 200102 paybill provisional costs
Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many jobs under the remit of his Department in (a) the core Department, (b) non-departmental public bodies, (c) executive agencies and (d) independent statutory bodies, organisations and bodies financially sponsored by his Department and (e) embassy, consular other such organisations, are located in (i) Scotland, (ii) England, excluding Greater London, (iii) Greater London, (iv) Wales, (v) Northern Ireland and (vi) overseas, broken down by (A) whole-time equivalent jobs and (B) the percentage per individual Department, body or organisation. 
Mr. MacShane: The information requested is detailed in the table. The figures for FCO UK based staff appear in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's departmental report 2002. The figures for NDPBs and the BBC World Service will appear shortly in the Cabinet Office publication Public Bodies 2002.
|(i) UK based||0.00||0.00||750.00||12.80||2,784.00||47.51|
|(ii) Locally Employed (LE)||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|British Association for Central and Eastern Europe||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||5.00||100.00|
|Great Britain-China Centre||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||6.00||100.00|
|Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2.50||100.00|
|Westminster Foundation for Democracy||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||11.00||100.00|
|BBC World Service||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,606.00||86.67|
|(i) UK based||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,326.00||39.69||(58)5,860.00|
|(ii) Locally Employed (LE)||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||9,512.00||100.00||(58)9,512.00|
|British Association for Central and Eastern Europe||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||5.00|
|Great BritainChina Centre||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||6.00|
|Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2.50|
|Westminster Foundation for Democracy||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||11.00|
|BBC World Service||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||247.00||13.33||(60)1,853.00|
(58) The staff numbers for FCO include staff working at posts overseas, and include consular staff
(59) The staff figures for British Council include staff on local contracts and teachers on contract
(60) The staff figures for BBC World Service includes BBC Monitoring staff
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Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs under what circumstances asylum seekers would be handed over by the staff in UK overseas missions to the local authorities; if he will list how often this has happened in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: Whether a person seeking asylum in a UK mission overseas would be handed over to the local authorities would depend on the circumstances of each case. There is no general right for persons to seek asylum in a UK mission overseas.
Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the EU Committee for senior labour inspectors is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Jamieson: I have been asked to reply.
The EU Committee for senior labour inspectors is due to next meet in 57 November 2002.
No representative of the Scottish Executive is, or has been, a member of it. The UK is, however, adequately represented.
Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the EU Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of directives on the removal of technical barriers to trade in the sector of explosives for civilian uses is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Jamieson: I have been asked to reply.
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No date has yet been fixed for the next meeting of this Committee. Officials from the Health and Safety Executive, which is sponsored by my Department, represent the UK on the Committee as policy responsibility for health and safety is a reserved matter. However, officials would consult the Scottish Executive in the event that there were agenda items in which it has an interest in accordance with our Concordat with the devolved Administrations.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what arms export licences to (a) India and (b) Pakistan her Department examined from January 2000 to June 2002; how many were (i) approved and (ii) denied in each month ; and if she will make a statement. 
Nigel Griffiths: The number of Standard Individual Export Licences (SIELs) issued and refused in each month from January 2000 to June 2002 is as follows:
|SIELs issued||SIELs refused||SIELs issued||SIELs refused|
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The number of Open Individual Export Licences (OIELs) issued and refused, where the end users were in India and Pakistan, in each month between January 2000 and June 2002 is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
For information on SIELs and OIELs issued, where the end users were in India and Pakistan, between January 2001 and September 2001, I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the right hon. and learned Member for North-East Fife (Mr. Campbell) on 15 July 2002, Official Report, columns 7778W.
Details of all individual export licences issued and refused are published by destination in the Government's Annual Reports on Strategic Export Controls, copies of which are placed in the Libraries of the House.
Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of UK arms exports she estimates to have been incorporated into products for annual export in each year since 1997. 
Nigel Griffiths: I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to the hon. Member for Meirionnydd Nant Conwy (Mr. Llwyd) on 18 March 2002, Official Report, column 54W.
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