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Baroness Chalker of Wallasey: The terms of the review I advised the House of on 17th November are to examine all ODA activities that fall under Section 1 of the 1980 Overseas Development and Co-operation Act in the light of the interpretation of the Act given in the Pergau judgment by the High Court. In particular the review will consider whether any other current activities fall outside the Act as now interpreted.
Baroness Chalker of Wallasey: We are aware that there have been breaches of the United Nations arms embargo in the former Yugoslavia. The United Kingdom attaches importance to such breaches being reported to the United Nations Sanctions Committee. The United States Government have categorically assured us that they have not supplied arms to the Bosnian Government.
Baroness Chalker of Wallasey: Apart from NATO-assigned forces, the NATO commander in Naples, CINCSOUTH, also has command over all United States ships in Europe. He has delegated his command over United States ships in the Gulf to the regional commander there. He has no command over land or air forces other than those assigned to NATO.
There is no conflict between CINCSOUTH's two roles as United States and NATO commander. In order to avoid any potential conflict in the context of the NATO/WEU arms embargo enforcement operation in the Adriatic (Operation Sharp Guard), the United States President issued a directive that all United States officers in NATO command posts should give priority to NATO orders.
Baroness Chalker of Wallasey: The United States Government informed us and other interested countries that General Galvin's visit was part of their effort to support the Bosnian Federation established by the Washington Agreement. We support this objective.
Whether they will seek to obtain from the United States Congress, and place in the Library of the House, House Report 95-1405;
Whether they will seek to obtain from the United States Congress, and place in the Library of the House, a copy of the hearing held on 31 March 1981 during the 97th Congress by the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee on Oversight of Family Planning Programs, 1981; and
Whether they will seek to obtain from the United States Congress, and place in the Library of the House, copies of the hearings Serial No 97-16; Serial No 98-52; Serial No 98-121 held by the Sub Committee on Health and the Environment of the Energy and Commerce Committee; and
Whether they will seek to obtain from the United States Congress, and place in the Library of the
Baroness Chalker of Wallasey: The United Kingdom Delegation's report, a copy of which has been placed in the Libraries of the House, contains details of those attending the International Conference on Population and Development from the United Kingdom. We do not have details of the delegation from the United States.
Baroness Chalker of Wallasey: Officials met with staff from the International Planned Parenthood Federation and the United Nations Population Fund at the International Conference on Population and Development and continue to have dialogue with these two organisations. Both organisations remain committed to promoting better reproductive health care and free choice.
Baroness Chalker of Wallasey: Copies of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 1993 Inventory of Population Projects and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) 1994 Annual Report Supplement, together with a copy of China's National Report to the International Conference on Population
The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Blatch): The European Court of Justice is charged under the Treaty on European Union with the duty of ensuring that Community law is interpreted and applied correctly. The Treaty has, from the outset, provided certain rights of free movement to nationals of member states subject to limitations which may be justified on grounds, inter alia, of public security. Consequently the question of whether the exclusion provisions in the Prevention of Terrorism Act are compatible with Community law is one which the European Court may have jurisdiction to resolve in certain circumstances. If, for example, any person considered that their rights had been infringed by the making of an exclusion order, they could apply for judicial review of the order in the High Court. If the High Court considered it necessary to enable it to give judgement, it could seek a preliminary ruling from the European Court on the interpretation of the Treaty or of acts of the institutions of the Community. The High Court would then have to resolve the issues before it in the light of the European Court's ruling.
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