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Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the impact on the development of Tanzania of the terms of the loan provided by Barclays bank to fund the purchase of the air traffic control system for Tanzania; and if she will make a statement. 
Clare Short: The IMF and the World Bank have conducted assessments of the impact on the development of Tanzania of the air traffic control purchase. This has included examining both the terms of the loan from Barclays bank and the value for money of the proposed purchase.
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether she has made an assessment of the bidding process conducted by the Tanzanian Government to select a supplier of an air traffic control system; and if she will make a statement. 
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether she has had discussions with representatives of Barclays bank concerning the provision of a loan to the Tanzanian Government for the purchase of an air traffic control system from BAE; and if she will make a statement. 
Clare Short: Neither I nor officials from my Department have had discussions with representatives of Barclays bank concerning a loan to the Government of Tanzania to buy an air traffic control system from BAE.
Clare Short: My Department is funding around 100 development projects in India with a total commitment of about £1.2 billion. We expect our bilateral assistance to India in the current financial year to total £170 million. Our programme of development assistance in India is aimed at the elimination of poverty principally through partnership with government at both national and state levels.
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Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans her Department has made for supporting the reconstruction of Zimbabwe in the immediate aftermath of the presidential elections in the event of President Mugabe losing the election. 
Clare Short: The UK is working closely with key stakeholders and the international community to ensure support of any Government committed to reform and the pursuit of sound economic policies and the reduction of poverty in Zimbabwe.
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent meetings officials in her Department have had with representatives of Southern African Development Community regarding the reconstruction of Zimbabwe. 
Clare Short: We have been supporting mine clearance in Afghanistan for many years. We have allocated £3 million through the United Nations Afghanistan Emergency Trust Fund for future humanitarian mine action interventions. This will cover mine clearance operations in Afghanistan, such as training, clearance of cluster bombs and other unexploded ordnance (UXO) and mines awareness activities. In addition we have provided £150,000 for the cost of two dedicated airlifts of demining equipment for the HALO Trust to begin demining operations.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list for 199798 and each subsequent financial year the amount spent by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies in respect of hotel and other similar privately provided accommodation (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad for (A) Ministers, (B) staff and (C) other persons; if he will list the proportion of this cost incurred in respect of (x) food and (y) alcohol in each case; and if he will list the average cost per hotel room or similar unit of accommodation provided in each case. 
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Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people are employed in his Department on a job-share contract; and what percentage of vacant positions was advertised on this basis in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Bradshaw: 44 people are currently employed on job-share contracts. 45 per cent. of positions were advertised externally as potential job-shares in 2001. Job-sharing is only one of a number of alternative and flexible working patterns in use at present. We currently have 92 part-time workers and 13 employees working compressed hours. Other arrangements include staggered hours, flexi-time, home working, school working hours, term time working and time off in lieu.
Mr. Bradshaw [holding answer 28 February 2002]: Lord Levy sees papers and official documents required for his role as Prime Minister's envoy. Ministers see papers and official documents required for their role as Ministers.
Mr. Bradshaw [holding answer 28 February 2002]: As the Prime Minister's envoy, Lord Levy has visited Mexico, Venezuela, Uruguay, Bolivia, Ecuador, Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Oman, Bahrain, Tunisia, Qatar, Egypt and Morocco. He has also had discussions about the middle east peace process in France, Germany and the USA.
Adam Price: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will name the overseas Governments with which Lord Levy has undertaken business on behalf of the Government. 
Mr. Bradshaw [holding answer 28 February 2002]: As the Prime Minister's envoy, Lord Levy has had discussions with the Governments of Mexico, Venezuela, Uruguay, Bolivia, Ecuador, Israel, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Bahrain, Tunisia, Qatar, Egypt, Morocco and the Palestinian Authority as well of course with our other close allies.
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Mr. Bradshaw [holding answer 28 February 2002]: Lord Levy has an office in the FCO main building in London. He receives assistance from FCO officials as required in support of his role as the Prime Minister's envoy.
Ann Clwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) if he will use the forthcoming session of the UNHCR to call for Indonesia's Law on Human Rights Courts to be amended so that it is consistent with international standards; 
Mr. Bradshaw: We are discussing with EU partners what, if any, action to take on Indonesia at the forthcoming session of the UN Commission on Human Rights. Indonesia is likely to be included in the EU Omnibus Country Statement on Human Rights in any part of the world. And, as in recent years, the EU is planning to table a Chairman's Statement on the situation in East Timor.
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