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The Common Customs Tariff of the EU has over 10,400 tariff lines. Over the past ten years the EU has progressively reduced its tariffs in accordance with its GATT/WTO obligations. Over the same period for most tariff lines "preferential" (i.e. lower) rates have been charged on imports from a range of countries. In addition, on around 1000 tariff lines the EU has autonomously suspended duties on goods not produced or not available in sufficient quantity in the Community. As well as reducing tariffs, the EU has introduced anti-dumping or countervailing duties in response to unfair trade.
Within this complex framework of multilateral obligations, preferential agreements, tariff nomenclature changes, autonomous suspensions and remedies to unfair trade, the EU has imposed and modified a wide range of duties.
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Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the rate of (a) infant mortality, (b) still births and (c) birth defects in (i) 1985, (ii) 1986 and (iii) 1987 was for the old County of Clwyd. 
Mr. Paul Murphy: The infant mortality rate (deaths of infants under one year of age, per 1,000 live births) was 10.9 per cent in 1985, 8.7 per cent in 1986 and 10.2 per cent in 1987 for the county of Clwyd.
The still birth rates was 6.4 per cent in 1985, 5.3 per cent in 1986 and 5.0 per cent in 1987 for the county of Clwyd. These figures are based on still births of 28 or more complete weeks gestation per 1,000 births. The legal definition of a still birth was altered on 1 October 1992 to include babies born dead between 24 and 27 weeks.
The babies notified to the National Congenital Anomaly System for mothers resident in the former Clwyd health authority was 20.5 per cent in 1985, 17.7 per cent in 1986 and 12.1 per cent in 1987, per 1,000 live and stillbirths. Reporting to this system is voluntary, and differences may reflect changes in reporting practice rather than true changes in prevalence.
My Department was created in July 1999. In 200001 it spent £2,400 on training and in 200102 £4,200. Comparable figures for 199900 are not available. My staff also receives training provided through the National Assembly for Wales for which there is no charge.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much has been spent by his Department on training by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts for Ministers and officials in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Yeo: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the newspapers subscribed to (a) Monday to Saturday and (b) on Sunday by his Department, stating for each subscription (i) the number of copies taken, and (ii) the annual cost. 
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Mr. Yeo: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the magazines and periodicals subscribed to by his Department, stating for each subscription (i) the number of copies taken, and (ii) the annual cost. 
Mr. Paul Murphy: The Wales Office has annual subscriptions to the House magazine (1 copy)£345; the Parliamentary Monitor (1 copy)£310; Private Eye (1 copy)£19; The Spectator (1 copy)£97; The New Statesman (1 copy)£100.
Mr. Yeo: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many digital radios are owned by his Department for use in departmental buildings from which Ministers work; and what the (a) cost and (b) date of purchase of each radio was. 
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Mr. Paul Murphy: I have hosted a small number of receptions to mark St Davids Day and key parliamentary occasions. Members of both Houses from all parties and journalists have attended, including the hon. Member.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the (a) conferences, (b) seminars, (c) workshops, (d) exhibitions and (e) press conferences which have been sponsored by her Department and which took place on non-Departmental premises in each of the last four years giving the title, purpose, date and cost of each. 
This figure does not include any expenditure for Foot and Mouth Disease, non-Departmental Public Bodies, Agencies or de-centralised expenditure within DEFRA. Further extrapolation of expenditure on these events would incur disproportionate cost.
|1||FMD||Information Unit||1819/06/01||N. Yorkshire|
|1||BBC Gardeners World Live||Show||1317/06/01||NEC Birmingham|
|1||FMD||Information Unit||1819/06/01||N. Yorkshire|
|1||Hampton Court Palace||Show||38/07/01||Hampton Court|
|1||Tatton Park||Show||1822/07/01||Tatton Park|
|1||CLA Game Fair||Show||2730/0701||Shuttleworth|
|1||Fruit Focus||Show||01/08/2001||East Malling|
|1||FMD||Information Unit||02/08/2001||Warwick University|
|1||Devon County Show||Show||911/08/01||Exeter|
|1||Town & Country Festival||Show||2225/08/01||NEC Birmingham|
|18||FMD Recovery||Seminars||2001||Various Locations|
|1||Royal Cornwall Show||Show||1315/09/01||Wadebridge Cornwall|
|1||SEAC Open Meeting||Conference||18/09/2001||London|
|1||European Dairy Farming||Conference||19/09/2001||NAC, Coventry|
|1||National Energy Crops||Conference||27/09/2001||London|
|1||Bath & West Dairy Show||Show||03/10/2001||Shepton Mallet|
|1||Food & Farming||Conference||10/11/2001||Oxford|
|1||Map Launch with Countryside Agency||Show||11/11/2001||London|
|1||Supreme Car Show||Show||31/11/01||London|
|1||National Cat Club Show||Show||08/12/2001||London|
|1||Golden Rules Seminar||Seminar||12/12/2001||Kendal|
|1||Horizon Scanning||Press Briefing||11/01/2002||London|
|1||Planning & Diversification||Seminar||15/01/2002||Wye College|
|1||Public Appointments Seminar||Seminar||21/01/2002||Abingdon|
|1||Planning & Diversification||Seminar||22/01/2002||Bucks/Berks & Oxf|
|1||Agrivision Cornwall RCAA||Show||23/01/2002||Wadebridge Cornwall|
|1||English Rural Development Programme||Seminar||23/01/2002||Ardingley|
|1||Planning & Diversification||Seminar||24/01/2002||Sparsholt College, Hants|
|1||English Rural Development Programme||Seminar||30/01/2002||Devon|
|1||Public Appointments Seminar||Seminar||07/02/2002||Norwich|
|1||Anti-Microbial Resistance||Seminar||12/02/2002||NAC, Coventry|
|1||ESC Study Group Meeting||Conference||14/02/2002||London|
|1||Agrivision South of England Agr. Society||Show||21/02/2002||Ardingley|
|1||Crufts Dogs Show||Show||07/03/2002||NEC Birmingham|
|1||Daily Mail Ideal Home Show||Show||07/0301/04/02||London|
|1||Public Appointments Seminar||Seminar||20/03/2002||Nottingham|
|1||Careers Seminar||Seminar||20/03/2002||Bromsgrove School|
|1||TSE Research Workshop||Workshop||2022/03/02||Durham University|
|1||English Rural Development Programme||Seminar||21/03/2002||Bewl Water|
|1||English Rural Development Programme||Seminar||28/03/2002||Reading|
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