§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 17 November 1997,Official Report, column 66, how many papers have been produced for conferences and other purposes since January 1994 by the AWE Directorate of Environment, Safety and Health; and how many of these are currently unclassified. 
§ Mr. Spellar
Since October 1994, when a central register for such things was started, 11 unclassified papers by staff of the Directorate of Environment, Safety and Health have been through MOD clearance procedures for use at conferences or as MSc theses. As regards the total number of papers produced for conferences and other purposes since January 1994, I have nothing to add to the answers I gave on 17 November and 22 July 1997,Official Report, columns 66 and 529 respectively.