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Mr. Martlew : To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take action to ban any advertising of baby milk powders that suggests that those products are as good as or better than the baby's mother's milk.
Mr. Dorrell : The Government are committed to the protection and promotion of breastfeeding as the best means of nurturing infants. Our policies and programmes are based on unequivocal expert advice from the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy (COMA) and on the principles of the World Health Organisation's "International Code of Marketing of Breast- Milk Substitutes". The latter includes recommendations on the restriction of general advertising of baby milk powders, formally known as infant formulae.
In the United Kingdom the marketing of infant formulae is closely controlled under voluntary self-regulating arrangements which the United Kingdom manufacturers drew up in consultation with the Government in the early 1980s. It is under these arrangements that we have acted on the WHO recommendations. Details of the arrangements are set out in the publication "Code of Practice for the Marketing of Infant Formulae in the United Kingdom and Schedule for a Code Monitoring Committee". The code of practice specifically states that
"no advertising should imply that infant formulae are equivalent or superior to the milk of a healthy mother"
and restricts such advertising to publications aimed at health care professionals.
Copies of the WHO and United Kingdom codes of practice are in the Library.
Dr. David Clark : To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the number of cases notified to him in 1990, for 1990 by region, for (a) food poisoning in general, (b) salmonella (c) salmonella enteritidis, (d) salmonella enteritidis P4, (e) salmonella typhimurium, (f) campylobacter and (g) listeriosis.
The data show notifications of food poisoning to the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys and laboratory reports of specific organisms to the Public Health Laboratory Service's communicable disease surveillance centre.
Mrs. Ray Michie : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to publish the results of the inquiry into the sinking of the vessel Antares from Carradale ; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Archie Hamilton : Departmental consideration of the board of inquiry report has not yet been completed. I will, however, make a summary of its findings available to the House in due course. I am at present unable to say when this will be.
Mr. Darling : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Edinburgh, Central of 19 February, Official Report, column 137, how many Iraqi nationals detained at Rollestone remain there ; and how many have been released.
HQ 1 Armoured Division
HQ 4 Armoured Brigade
HQ 7 Armoured Brigade
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys)
Queens Royal Irish Hussars
14th/20th Kings Hussars
16th/5th The Queens Royal Lancers
Queens Dragoon Guards
2 Field Regiment Royal Artillery
12 Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery
26 Field Regiment Royal Artillery
32 Heavy Regiment Royal Artillery
39 Heavy Regiment Royal Artillery
40 Field Regiment Royal Artillery
46 Air Defence Battery Royal Artillery
10 Air Defence Battery Royal Artillery
21 Engineer Regiment
23 Engineer Regiment
32 Armoured Engineer Regiment
39 Engineer Regiment
3 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
15 Field Support Squadron Royal Engineers
37 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
45 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
45 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squadron Royal Engineers 14 Topographic Squadron Royal Engineers
1 Armoured Division Signal Regiment
30 Signal Regiment
204 Signal Squadron
207 Signal Squadron
2 Squadron 14 Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare)
Elements of 1st Battalion Scots Guards
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards
1st Battalion Royal Scots
3rd Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
1st Battalion Royal Highland Fusiliers
1st Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers
1st Battalion The Staffordshire Regiment
Elements of 1st Battalion Queens Own Highlanders
4 Regiment Army Air Corps
1 Armoured Divison Transport Regiment Royal Corps of Transport
Column 264 Armoured Division Transport Regiment Royal Corps of Transport 7 Tank Transporter Regiment Royal Corps of Transport
10 Regiment Royal Corps of Transport
27 Regiment Royal Corps of Transport
28 Ambulance Squadron Gurkha Transport Regiment
52 Port Squadron Royal Corps of Transport
1 Armoured Field Ambulance
5 Armoured Field Ambulance
22 Field Hospital
24 Airmobile Field Ambulance
32 Field Hospital
33 General Hospital
205 General Hospital
3 Ordnance Battalion Royal Army Ordnance Corps
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6 Armoured Workshop Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers 7 Armoured Workshop Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers 11 Armoured Workshop Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers 71 Aircraft Workshop Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers 174 Provost Company Royal Military Police
203 Provost Company Royal Military Police
27 Group Royal Pioneer Corps
187 Company Royal Pioneer Corps
598 Company Royal Pioneer Corps
Mr. Flynn : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what guidance was given to British pilots in the allied forces involved in Operation Granby to assess whether the Iraqi troop carriers, withdrawing from Kuwait, contained any Kuwaiti citizens kidnapped by Iraqis, before bombing of the convoys in southern Iraq took place.
Mr. Janner : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Treasury last conducted a survey of the ethnic origins of its employees ; when it next plans to do so ; and whether he will make a statement.
Mrs. Gillian Shephard : A survey of members of staff for whom no ethnic origins information was held was undertaken in December 1990. As a result, the total proportion of Treasury staff for whom ethnic origin data are held now stands at 84 per cent.
Mrs. Gillian Shephard : Recruitment to senior grades of the civil service is undertaken by the Civil Service Commission. The commission has taken a number of steps to aid recruitment of members of the ethnic minorities including increasing representation of ethnic minorities in its liaison and selection panels ; ensuring that its recruitment brochures reflect a multi-racial work force ; and organising training which highlights equalopportunity issues concerning ethnic minorities.
Mr. Maude : The real net income of a family with two children aged under 11 years, in which the husband has average earnings, rose by 32 per cent. in real terms between 1974-75 and 1990-91 ; all but 1 per cent. of this rise took place after 1978-79.
Mrs. Margaret Ewing : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information he has on the percentage of the gross domestic product in the United Kingdom which has been spent on foreign travel by British citizens travelling abroad in 1960, 1970, 1980 and 1990.
|Percentage --------------------------------- 1960 |0.72 1970 |0.74 1980 |1.18 1989 |1.84 1990 |<1>- <1> Data not yet available.
These figures have been derived from gross domestic product data and travel data which are found on the CSO database, which can be accessed through the House of Commons Library.
Mrs. Margaret Ewing : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information he has on the gross domestic product of each of the countries of the European Community and Norway and Sweden ; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Nicholas Brown : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list all the points on the income scale for a single man with the standard allowance at which the combined national insurance and marginal rates alter ; and if he will list those rates.
Levels of income at which the marginal rate of income tax and national insurance contributions of a single person<1> changes, 1990-91 --------------------- 46.00 |9 57.79 |34 350.00 |25 455.87 |40 <1> Assumed to be non-aged with no reliefs or allowances other than the single personal allowance. <2> Class 1 national insurance contributions for an employee contracted into the state earnings-related pension scheme ( SERPS).
Mr. Nicholas Brown : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost in a full tax year of returning to schedule D those income tax payers in the theatrical, writing, television and allied industries who have recently been transferred to schedule E ; and if he will also estimate the cost of continuing to tax these categories as schedule E but restoring all new expenses previously allowed under schedule D.
Mr. Nicholas Brown : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what was (a) the total amount invested in the business expansion scheme, (b) the amount invested in private rented housing, (c) the total cost of tax relief and (d) the amount of tax relief in respect of investment in private rented housing, for each year from 1987-88 to 1989-90 ;
(2) for each of the years of the existence of the business expansion scheme, what were the percentages and amounts of BES money invested in residential and assured tenancy schemes and the associated revenue foregone by the Exchequer.