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Baroness Blatch: No. For security reasons, blank passports are numbered by the printers before despatch to the Passport Offices of the United Kingdom Passport Agency, and the British Consulates and British High Commissions abroad.
Baroness Blatch: There is no time limit imposed upon the person submitting the passport for cancellation. As stated in the notes inside passports, the passport of a deceased person should be submitted for cancellation to the nearest British passport issuing authority.
Baroness Blatch: Precise figures for the number of United Kingdom passports lost or stolen are not kept but it is estimated that about 80,000 are reported each year, of which about 20,000 are in foreign countries. A significant number of these passports are expired while a smaller percentage will subsequently be found having been originally misplaced.
Passport issuing within the United Kingdom is now computerised and the system allows the recording of machine readable passports that have been reported lost, stolen or found. Arrangements are being considered which would provide the United Kingdom Passport Agency with statistics from the computerised records to monitor the problem.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Earl Howe): There are six national Service museums for which the Ministry of Defence is responsible. These are: the Royal Navy Museum, the Royal Marines Museum, The Fleet Air Arm Museum, The Submarine Museum, The National
There are many other military museums and collections which have some affiliation to Service units and which do not receive any financial assistance from the MoD. There are also many diverse museums and collections specialising in military matters operated by other government departments, local authorities and miscellaneous organisations. There is no central register of such collections and the information could not be provided without disproportionate cost.
|2.||Queen's Dragoon Guards||Cardiff|
|3.||Royal Scots Dragoon Guards||Edinburgh|
|4.||Royal Dragoon Guards||York|
|5.||Royal Dragoon Guards||Chester|
|6.||Queen's Royal Hussars||Eastbourne|
|7.||Queen's Royal Hussars||Warwick|
|8.||9th/12th Royal Lancers||Derby|
|9.||King's Royal Hussars||Preston|
|10.||King's Royal Hussars||Winchester|
|13.||Queen's Royal Lancers||Belvoir Castle|
|14.||Royal Tank Regiment||Bovington, Dorset|
|15.||Royal Regiment of Artillery||Woolwich|
|16.||Corps of Royal Engineers||Chatham|
|17.||Royal Corps of Signals||Blandford Forum|
|20.||Royal Highland Fusiliers||Glasgow|
|21.||King's Own Scottish Borderers||Berwick-upon-Tweed|
|24.||Highlanders||Fort George, Inverness|
|25.||Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders||Stirling|
|26.||Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment||Dover|
|27.||Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment||Winchester|
|28.||Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment||Guildford|
|29.||Royal Regiment of Fusiliers||London|
|30.||Royal Regiment of Fusiliers||Alnwick|
|31.||Royal Regiment of Fusiliers||Bury|
|32.||Royal Regiment of Fusiliers||Warwick|
|33.||Royal Anglian Regiment||Bury St. Edmunds|
|34.||Royal Anglian Regiment||Chelmsford|
|35.||Royal Anglian Regiment||Northampton|
|36.||Royal Anglian Regiment||Norwich|
|37.||King's Own Royal Border Regiment||Carlisle|
|38.||Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire||York|
|39.||Green Howards||Richmond, North Yorks|
|40.||Queen's Lancashire Regiment||Preston|
|41.||York and Lancaster Regiment||Rotherham|
|42.||Devonshire & Dorset Regiments||Dorchester|
|44.||Royal Welch Fusiliers||Caernarvon|
|45.||Royal Regiment of Wales||Cardiff|
|46.||Royal Regiment of Wales||Brecon|
|47.||Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment||Gloucester|
|48.||Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment||Salisbury|
|49.||Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters Regiment||Worcester|
|50.||Worcestershire & Wiltshire Foresters Regiment||Nottingham|
|55.||Royal Green Jackets||Winchester|
|56.||Royal Irish Regiment||Ballymena, Antrim|
|57.||Royal Irish Regiment||Armagh|
|58.||Royal Irish Regiment||Belfast|
|59.||Royal Irish Regiment||Enniskillen|
|62.||Royal Logistic Corps||Deepcut/Mychett|
|63.||Royal Army Medical Corps||Deepcut/Mychett|
|64.||Royal Army Dental Corps||Aldershot|
|65.||Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps||Deepcut/Mychett|
|66.||Corps of Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers||Arborfield, Reading|
|67.||Army Air Corps||Middle Wallop|
|68.||Royal Army Chaplains' Department||Bagshot|
|69.||Adjutant General's Corps||Chichester|
|70.||Army Physical Training Corps||Aldershot|
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of National Heritage (Lord Inglewood): I cannot comment on whether or not the Roman silver (known as the Sevso Hoard) was legally excavated and legally exported from its country of origin, as its country of origin is unknown. Claims by the Lebanon, Hungary and Croatia were rejected by the New York court. I believe Sotheby's acted within the spirit of the code of practice. Prior to the proposed sale, they took great care to check that the items were neither stolen nor illegally exported. They notified 27 countries whose territory was previously in the Roman Empire, informed the academic world of each of those countries, briefed appropriate journalists and verified with the Lebanese Embassy in Switzerland that the export documentation accompanying the silver was genuine.
Lord Inglewood: The chasse is now being acquired by the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Victoria and Albert Museum. However, if an application for an export licence for the chasse had been received, the Secretary of State for National Heritage would have decided whether to follow normal practice and grant a licence or whether to refer the application to an Expert Adviser. The Waverley criteria would only have become relevant if the Secretary of State had decided to refer an application, if one had been made, to the Expert Adviser.
Lord Lucas: Calves have been fed brain from clinical BSE cases in a number of studies, and the challenged cattle have developed BSE. The experiments used unprocessed brain rather than animal feed as a source of infection but demonstrated quite clearly that cattle can develop BSE by being fed infected material.
Experiments in the USA have shown that inoculation of scrapie infected material into cattle causes clinical signs and lesions that appear not to be identical to those of BSE. There are a large number of different scrapie strains, and those in the USA may not be the same as in the United Kingdom. The
(a) that BSE originated from a particular strain of scrapie found in British sheep (and possibly not found in the USA) which was particularly well suited to causing disease in cattle once exposure occurred through contaminated feed;
(c) that BSE is unrelated to scrapie and has been a cattle agent for a long time, occurring at a very low level which either never caused clinical disease of caused clinical disease so rarely that it was not recognised until changes in rendering practices resulted in greater exposure of cattle to the agent in feed.
An experiment similar to that conducted in the US has not been undertaken in the United Kingdom because it was not judged to be of sufficiently high priority in relation to other research objectives. Although interesting, the result would not have given useful information in relation to the control of the disease.
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