HC Deb 01 February 1995 vol 253 cc697-8W
Mr. McAllion

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion and number of has been imported from (a) Russia and the Soviet Union before it and (b) elsewhere in each year since 1984.

Mr. Jack

Official figures on imports, by quantity, of caviar—sturgeon roe—and caviar substitutes originating from Russia and the former Soviet Union and from elsewhere are given in the tables:

non-industrial civil servants in the departments and agencies for which he has responsibility are registered disabled and disabled as defined by the Cabinet Office document, "Focus on Ability".

Sir John Wheeler

At 1 January 1994 there were 1,073 non-industrial staff in the Northern Ireland civil service—4.2 per cent. of the non-industrial service—who self-reported a disability. Of these 413–1.6 per cent. of the non-industrial service—were, or had been registered as disabled. In addition 81 registered disabled people are working in the Northern Ireland civil service under the employment support programme.

Of the home civil service staff in the Northern Ireland Office one person is known to be registered disabled—0.45 per cent. of the work-force.