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Listed Buildings

Mr. Beith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to increase the information about planning requirements required to be given in response to house purchase searches in respect of listed buildings and buildings in conservation areas; and if he will make a statement. [32096]

Mr. Raynsford: I have no such plans. Except for information recorded on the Local Land Charges Register, the present system for dealing with search inquiries on these matters rests on voluntary arrangements agreed between local authorities and the Law Society. The Government do not determine the content of these inquiries or the information given to inquirers.

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Coastguard Stations

Mrs. Dunwoody: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (1) what action he has taken following the failure of the database computer at Liverpool Coastguard Station on 31 January 1998; and what action he intends to take to ensure that a full maintenance programme is in place; [31948]

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Ms Glenda Jackson: The failure of the Action Data System at Liverpool on 31 January was dealt with under the current 24 hour maintenance contract within the required response time. There are no plans to change this contract.

In the last twelve months there have been no known occasions when the telephone communications between Shetland Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre and the Scottish Mainland have failed.

There are no recommended watch levels for Her Majesty's Coastguard co-ordination centres. Suggested watch levels were set out in the "Focus for Change" review and can be varied locally following an assessment of perceived and actual operational demand and risk. The attached matrix shows, by station and date, the number of hours when watch levels were below suggested levels.

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Number of hours when watch levels fell below assessed level

MRSC
1998ShetlandPentlandForthTyne-TeesHumberThamesSolentPortlandBrixhamMilford HavenHolyheadLiverpoolObanStornowayBelfast
1 Jan--------------------------12--
2 Jan------------------------------
3 Jan------------------------------
4 Jan------------------------------
5 Jan------------12------------12--
6 Jan--------------------------12--
7 Jan------------------------------
8 Jan--12----------12--------------
9 Jan--12--------------------------
10 Jan------------------------------
11 Jan------------------------------
12 Jan----------------------------12
13 Jan------------------------------
14 Jan------------------------------
15 Jan----------------------------12
16 Jan------------------------------
17 Jan------------------------------
18 Jan------------------------------
19 Jan----------------------------12
20 Jan------------------------------
21 Jan------------------------------
22 Jan------------------12------12--
23 Jan------------------------------
24 Jan------------------------------
25 Jan------------------------------
26 Jan------------12----------------
27 Jan------------------------------
28 Jan------------------------------
29 Jan--------------------------12--
30 Jan--------------------------12--
31 Jan--------------------------12--
1 Feb------------------------------
2 Feb------------------------------
3 Feb------------------------------
4 Feb------------------------------
5 Feb----------------------5------
6 Feb----------------12----12------
7 Feb----------------------7------
8 Feb----10------------------------
9 Feb--------------------------12--
10 Feb------------------------------
11 Feb----------------6------------
12 Feb------------------------------
13 Feb----12------------------------
14 Feb------------------------------
15 Feb------------------------------
16 Feb----------------------2------
17 Feb----------------------2------
18 Feb------------------------------
19 Feb----------------------5------
20 Feb----------------------7------
21 Feb------------------------------
22 Feb------------------------------
23 Feb----------------------2------
24 Feb--12----------------------12--
25 Feb--------------------------12--
26 Feb--5--------------------------
27 Feb--7--------------------------
28 Feb------------------------------

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Number of hours when watch levels fell below assessed level

MRCC
1998AberdeenYarmouthDoverFalmouthSwanseaClyde
1 Jan------------
2 Jan------------
3 Jan12----------
4 Jan------------
5 Jan------------
6 Jan17----------
7 Jan19----------
8 Jan5----------
9 Jan7----------
10 Jan------------
11 Jan------------
12 Jan------------
13 Jan12----------
14 Jan12----------
15 Jan------------
16 Jan------------
17 Jan12----------
18 Jan12----------
19 Jan12----------
20 Jan------------
21 Jan5----------
22 Jan------------
23 Jan5----------
24 Jan7----------
25 Jan------------
26 Jan12----------
27 Jan------4----
28 Jan------4----
29 Jan------------
30 Jan------------
31 Jan17----------
1 Feb5----------
2 Feb12----------
3 Feb12----------
4 Feb12----------
5 Feb12--12------
6 Feb17----------
7 Feb12----------
8 Feb13----------
9 Feb12----------
10 Feb------------
11 Feb------------
12 Feb------------
13 Feb------------
14 Feb12----------
15 Feb------------
16 Feb7----------
17 Feb------------
18 Feb12----5----
19 Feb12----12----
20 Feb17----7----
21 Feb24----------
22 Feb7----------
23 Feb------------
24 Feb------------
25 Feb------------
26 Feb12--12------
27 Feb12----------
28 Feb5----------


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