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John Healey [holding answer 18 July 2002]: Since 1995, HM Customs and Excise have made 58 seizures from UK and foreign flagged vessels in international and UK waters. Of these, three were made from foreign vessels in Scottish waters. Two of the three seizures were made in 1998, one from a German and one from an Irish vessel. The third seizure was made in 2000, from a Maltese vessel. A total of 80 kilograms of amphetamine, 120 tonnes of cannabis, 14 and a half tonnes of cocaine, and 25 kilograms of heroin were seized as a result of these 58 cases. The three seizures in Scottish waters resulted in the recovery of 17 tonnes of cannabis.
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column 462W, on tax credits, when the Family Resources Survey 200001 was received by the Treasury; when full analysis of the survey began; and when he expects the analysis to be concluded. 
Mr. Boateng: The National Asset Register, published for the first time in 1997 and updated, with full valuations, in 2001, summarised asset holdings across Departments. Where appropriate, Departments summarise heritage assets separately.
Mr. Boateng: The National Asset Register summarised departmental asset acquisitions and disposals between 1997 and 2001. Similar information is provided annually in Departments' accounts. Where relevant, heritage assets are categorised separately.
Mr. Boateng: Specific asset sales are a matter for individual Departments. Departments' asset acquisition and disposal strategies will be set out in full in new departmental investment strategies, to be published in the autumn.
Mr. Boateng: The 11,500 items that comprise the Government Art Collection are not valued, in accordance with accounting policy on heritage assets. Details of departmental asset holdingsincluding art and antiques assetsand their values are available in summary in Departments' accounts and are also published in the National Asset Register.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the overseas trips on departmental business that have been undertaken in each of the last five years by officials in his Department; and what the (a) cost, (b) purpose and (c) result was in each case. 
Ruth Kelly: All overseas travel by Treasury officials is undertaken in accordance with the principles set out in Chapter 8 of the Civil Service Management Code, and the Department's own rules and guidance.
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Dr. Iddon: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how long the Treasury allowed for consultation on each of the consultation documents it published in 2001 in (a) electronic and (b) printed form. 
Ruth Kelly: I refer the hon. Member to my answer to the hon. Member for Twickenham on 10 June 2002, Official Report, column 865W. The same time is allowed for consultations regardless of the format in which the document is published.
Ruth Kelly: The Treasury consults regularly on a wide range of policy areas. Results have so far been formally published for a number of 2001 consultation exercises including responses to the Review of the Supply of the Supply of Scientists and Engineers (the Sir Gareth Robert's Review) and Securing our Future Health (the Wanless Review).
Dr. Iddon: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether consultation documents published by the Treasury in 2001 carried the consultation criteria as recommended in the Cabinet Office code of practice on written consultations. 
Dr. Iddon: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many consultation documents published in 2001 in (a) electronic and (b) printed form the Treasury has monitored and evaluated in accordance with the Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Written Consultations. 
Dr. Iddon: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Treasury has appointed a designated consultation co-ordinator in accordance with the Cabinet Office code of practice on written consultations. 
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undertaken by his Department since 1997, indicating for each consultation (a) if copies were available online, (b) if copies were available in print, (c) the date the time period given for responses opened and (d) the date the time period given for responses closed. 
Ruth Kelly: The Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Written Consultations applies to all formal national public consultation documents issued by Departments from 1 January 2001 and the information requested is not available before that date. For consultations issued from January 2001, the information is available on the Consultations section of the Treasury's website, www.htm-treasury.gov.uk, which includes both launch dates and closure dates. Paper copies of Treasury publications are available on request.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what public consultations have been commenced by his Department since 1 April; and what the (a) closing date and (b) website address of each were. 
Mr. Wiggin: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the rules governing the publishing of (a) the Queen's accounts, (b) 10 Downing Street's accounts, (c) Chequers' accounts and (d) accounts relating to grace and favour apartments. 
Mr. Gordon Brown: The accounts for The Queen's Civil List, and for the grants in aid for royal travel by air and rail, maintenance of the occupied royal palaces in England, royal communications and information, and for the maintenance of Marlborough House are published annually by the royal household on a purely voluntary basis.
Expenditure on No. 10 Downing Street is included in the Cabinet Office annual accounts and is not reported separately. Resource accounts for the Cabinet Office are laid annually before the House of Commons under sections 6 and 7 of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000. They are then published.
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