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Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) land and (b) property his Department (i) owns and (ii) rents in each constituency; and if he will make a statement. 
|Land/property||Type of ownership||Constituency|
|Main Building (King Charles Street)||Owned||Cities of London and Westminster|
|Old Admiralty Building||Owned||Cities of London and Westminster|
|Carlton Gardens||Rented||Cities of London and Westminster|
|Lancaster House||Rented||Cities of London and Westminster|
|Albert Embankment (1 floor)||Rented||Vauxhall|
|Apollo House (5 floors)||Rented||Croydon Central|
|Hanslope Park (Land and Property)||Owned||North East Milton Keynes|
Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the French Government regarding reform of the Common Agricultural Policy. 
Mr. Douglas Alexander: As my right hon. Friend, the Foreign Secretary, made clear to the House on 1 November, we speak regularly to our French counterparts, as we do with all EU member states, on the way to take forward the negotiations on the EU's budget for 200713, including the issue of Common Agricultural Policy reform.
Martin Horwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the Department and its agencies have spent on (a) the design and production of new logos and (b) employing external (i) public relations and (ii) graphic design agencies in each year since 2000, broken down by project. 
Ian Pearson: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has spent £18,450 on the production of new logos. We have not employed any external public relations agencies and have spent the following on associated external graphic design agencies since 2000:
|Genie Worldwide logo|
|2004||Temporary Passports logo|
|Halo logo (widermarkets work for Her Majesty's|
Customs and Excise (HMCE)
|Wider Markets logo|
|2005||Mitre logo (wider-markets work for HMCE)|
|Pluto logo (wider-markets work for HMCE)|
|Amigo logo (wider-markets work for HMCE)|
|Metro2 logo (widermarkets work for HMCE)|
|Talon logo (widermarkets work for HMCE)||12,150|
|Future Firecrest logo|
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff in his Department have been relocated into London and the South East in each of the last five years for which records are available. 
Most recently, my noble Friend the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for Africa (Lord Triesman of Tottenham), raised our concerns with the Eritrean ambassador on 28 July and again on 24 October, and in a letter to President Isaias Afwerki on 6 October.
There are no negotiations at present between the E3/EU and Iran. On 5 August 2005, the E3/EU presented a comprehensive proposal for long term arrangements intended to give the international community objective guarantees that Iran's nuclear programme was exclusively for peaceful purposes, while equally providing firm guarantees on nuclear, technological and economic co-operation and firm commitments on security issues. Regrettably, Iran rejected this proposal and resumed uranium conversion activities on 8 August 2005, in violation of the framework for talks it had agreed with the E3/EU. The resolution adopted by the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors on 24 September and thediscussion at the board's meeting on 24 November have underlined that questions about Iran's nuclear programme remain unresolved. The Secretary-General of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Ali Larijani, wrote to the E3/EU on 6 November expressing Iran's interest in resuming talks. In their reply on 27 November, E3 Foreign Ministers and EU High Representative, Javier Solana, expressed the hope that Iran would meet the expectations of the international community and help create conditions that would enable talks to resume. They outlined the European sides willingness to meet to see if a basis for the resumption of negotiations can be agreed.
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Mr. Douglas Alexander: Iran's nuclear programme continues to be of deep concern to the whole international community. This was highlighted in the resolution adopted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) board of governors on 24 September 2005 and at the Board's most recent meeting on 24 November. Since 2003, the UK, France and Germany, with the support of the EU high representative, Javier Solana, have pursued a diplomatic solution, that would give Iran an opportunity to address international concerns and provide objective guarantees that its nuclear programme is solely for peaceful purposes. These efforts have helped raise international awareness of Iran's activities and have enjoyed increasing support. But, although we have seen limited progress in some areas, the steps taken so far by Iran fall far short of what is required. The E3/EU will continue to engage closely with key partners including Russia, the USA, EU member states and members of the IAEA board of governors to maintain the pressure on Iran to address the international community's concerns.
Mr. Douglas Alexander: Our staff in Iraq are housed in office and residential accommodation which has been strengthened in line with the demands of the current security situation. All such accommodation is located within protected compounds guarded by armed personnel from a private security company.
To ensure that our staff are safe when travelling, they are only allowed to travel by air with the Royal Air Force. Staff must travel by road in armoured vehicles, accompanied at all times by armed personnel from another private security company.
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