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The Countess of Mar asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord Gilbert: No. However, the diagnostic coding and preparation of statistical data from the MoD's medical assessment programme has only been completed for a small proportion of the veterans who have so far been seen and diagnosed by MAP physicians. As my right honourable friend the Minister of State for the Armed Forces announced on July 14, the new Government has taken steps to speed up this process, and the MoD intends to publish later this year detailed results relating to approximately the first 1,000 patients who have been seen by the MAP. Thereafter, further information will be released as it becomes available, including details of any patterns of illness associated with particular sub groups of Service personnel who served in the Gulf if these are found.

NATO Defence Procurement: Expenditure

Lord Kennet asked Her Majesty's Government:

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Lord Gilbert: NATO Ministers issue resource guidance to enable military authorities to work in a realistic financial framework. The Government has made clear its determination to ensure the best possible output from defence resources, and does not wish to encourage any country to spend more on defence than it requires to meet its legitimate security aspirations. The resource implications of enlargement for the countries invited at the Madrid Summit to join the alliance are being analysed; their defence burden will reflect the position that no NATO ally is forced to rely on its national efforts alone in dealing with basic security challenges. No know-how fund advice has been given to these countries on defence procurement matters.

Per Capita Income and Energy Consumption in the EU

Lord Monkswell asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What is (a) the per capita income in pounds sterling; and (b) the per capita energy consumption, of each member state of the European Union.

Lord McIntosh of Haringey: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Chief Executive of the Office for National Statistics. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter to Lord Monkswell from the Director of Macro-Economic Statistics and Analysis Group, Office for National Statistics, Mr. John Kidgell, dated 13 November 1997.

The Director of the Office for National Statistics has been asked to reply to your recent question on per capita income and per capita energy consumption of each member state of the EU. The director has asked me to respond in his absence.

The income of a country is usually defined as its gross domestic product (GDP). Estimates of GDP and population estimates for the fifteen EU member states are shown in Section 3 of the OECD publication Main Economic Indicators, copies of which are available in the House of Lords library.

The analysis is expressed in US dollars at current prices and current exchange rates; unfortunately there is no comparative analysis expressed in sterling. The latest data available has been converted to a per capita GDP basis for 1996, and is summarised in the attached Table A.

The latest available information on per capita energy consumption in the Member States of the EU is shown in the attached Table B. These figures were provided by a statistician from the Government Statistical Service within the Department of Trade and Industry.

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Table A: $US GDP Per Capita of the EU Member States

EU Member State$US GDP per capita
United Kingdom19,492

Table B: Total primary energy supply/population in 1996 (tonnes of oil equivalent per capita)

EU member statePer capita(1)
United Kingdom3.97


International Energy Agency.


Perinatal Mortality in the EU

Lord Monkswell asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What is (a) the perinatal mortality rate; and (b) the percentage of home confinements, for each Member State of the European Union.

Lord McIntosh of Haringey: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Chief Executive of the Office for National Statistics, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter to Lord Monkswell from the Chief Executive of the Office for National Statistics, Dr. Tim Holt, dated 13 November 1997.

I have been asked to reply, as the Director of the Office for National Statistics, to your recent question on perinatal mortality rates for each Member State of the European Union.

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The information you requested is shown in the following table.

Perinatal mortality rates of countries of the European Union,
per 1,000 live and stillbirths

Perinatal Mortality RateLatest available year
United Kingdom8.71996


Eurostat Demographic Statistics 1997.

Office for National Statistics--Population Trends No. 89.

Information for the percentage of home confinements in each member state of the European Union is not collected on a central basis.

Invest in Britain, Welsh Development Agency and Locate in Scotland: Roles

Lord Roberts of Conwy asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What are the roles of the Invest in Britain Bureau, the Welsh Development Agency and Scottish Enterprise in attracting inward investors to the United Kingdom, and whether they propose to make any changes to the current arrangements.

The Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Clinton-Davis): The Invest in Britain Bureau was formed in 1977 to be the UK's principal inward investment agency responsible for promoting the UK as a whole as an attractive location to inward investors. The Welsh Development Agency and Locate in Scotland (which is a joint operation of the Scottish Office and Scottish Enterprise) promote the attractions of Wales and Scotland respectively as investment locations and also work with the IBB to deliver inward investment projects locally. There are no plans to change these roles as described.

Extradition Arrangements

Viscount Waverley asked Her Majesty's Government:

    With which countries the United Kingdom has no extradition treaty.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Williams of Mostyn): Details of the United Kingdom's extradition arrangements are not

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available on this basis. Those countries with whom the United Kingdom has extradition arrangements are listed below. The Extradition Act 1989 enables special extradition arrangements to be made with foreign states with whom the United Kingdom has no extradition arrangements. In addition, there are a number of international conventions which allow for the extradition of fugitives between ratifying states for certain serious offences, even in the absence of an extradition arrangement. Countries with Bilateral Extradition Treaties with the United Kingdom (with date of entry into force)

    1. Albania: 1927

    2. Argentina: 1894, 1980

    3. Belgium: 1902, 1907, 1911, 1924, 1928, 1975

    4. Bolivia: 1898

    5. Brazil: 1997

    6. Chile: 1898

    7. Colombia: 1889

    8. Cuba: 1905

    9. Ecuador: 1886

    10. Guatemala: 1886

    11. Haiti: 1876

    12. Iraq: 1933

    13. Liberia: 1894

    14. Mexico: 1889

    15. Monaco: 1892

    16. Nicaragua: 1906

    17. Panama: 1907

    18. Paraguay: 1911

    19. Peru: 1907

    20. Rumania: 1894

    21. Salvador: 1882

    22. San Marino: 1900

    23. Thailand: 1911

    24. Uruguay: 1885, 1891

    25. United States of America: 1976, 1986

    26. Yugoslavia: 1901 Commonwealth Countries which have been designated by Order in Council under Section 5(1) of the Extradition Act 1989

    1. Antigua and Barbuda

    2. Australia

    3. The Bahamas

    4. Bangladesh

    5. Barbados

    6. Belize

    7. Botswana

    8. Brunei

    9. Canada

    10. Dominica

    11. Fiji

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    12. The Gambia

    13. Ghana

    14. Grenada

    15. Guyana

    16. India

    17. Jamaica

    18. Kenya

    19. Kiribati

    20. Lesotho

    21. Malawi

    22. Malaysia

    23. Maldives

    24. Mauritius

    25. Nauru

    26. New Zealand

    27. Nigeria

    28. Papua New Guinea

    29. St. Kitts and Nevis

    30. St. Lucia

    31. St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    32. South Africa

    33. Seychelles

    34. Sierra Leone

    35. Singapore

    36. Solomon Islands

    37. Sri Lanaka

    38. Swaziland

    39. Tonga

    40. Tanzania

    41. Trinidad and Tobago

    42. Tuvalu

    43. Uganda

    44. Vanuatu

    45. Western Samoa

    46. Zimbabwe

    47. Zambia

Colonies and Dependent Territories to whom the Extradition Act 1989 applies

    1. Anguilla

    2. Bermuda

    3. Cayman Islands

    4. Cook Islands

    5. Falkland Islands

    6. Gibraltar

    7. Montserrat

    8. New Hebrides

    9. Pitcairn Islands

    10. St. Helena

    11. Turks and Caicos Islands

    12. Virgin Islands.

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The Extradition Act 1989 also applies to:

    1. Channel Islands

    2. Isle of Man Parties to the European Convention on Extradition of 1957 which are designated by Order in Council under Section 4(1) of the Extradition Act 1989

    1. Austria

    2. Bulgaria

    3. Croatia

    4. Cyprus

    5. Czech Republic

    6. Denmark

    7. Finland

    8. France

    9. Germany

    10. Greece

    11. Hungary

    12. Iceland

    13. Israel

    14. Italy

    15. Liechtenstein

    16. Lithuania

    17. Luxembourg

    18. Malta

    19. The Netherlands

    20. Norway

    21. Poland

    22. Portugal

    23. Slovakia

    24. Slovenia

    25. Spain

    26. Sweden

    27. Switzerland

    28. Turkey Other arrangements

1. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Extradition arrangements with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region are under the Extradition Act 1989 as amended by the Hong Kong (Extradition Order) 1997.

2. Republic of Ireland: Extradition arrangements with the Republic of Ireland are under the Backing of Warrants (Republic of Ireland) Act 1965.

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