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Overall annual payments of ITV companies for using the public airwaves:

pounds 231,600,000

Of cellular telephone companies:

pounds 0.00

1993 salary of book wholesaler Kip Bertram, employing 200:

pounds 580,000

Average upper-sector pay of Institute of Directors chairmen employing 200:

pounds 135,000

Percentage of Britain's skylarks lost in the last 20 years:

80

Percentage of the UK designated sites of special scientific interest:

7.5

SSSIs threatened by road-building plans:

161

Average annual expenditure of one of the Prime Minister's staff on official cars:

pounds 3,846

Rival Colombian gangs exporting cocaine:

180

Years a USA golfer could play on a different course each week:

261

Average hours per week US parents spent with their children in 1965:

30

In 1985:

17

Pardons and commutations of sentence granted by President Franklin D Roosevelt:

6,687

By President George Bush:

39

Year Alaska king crabs population collapsed from over-fishing:

1982

Five-year pay deal of newscaster Peter Jennings on the USA's ABC TV network:

dollars 35,000,000

Polluting factories in Taiwan:

90,000

Sources: Business Age 39; ibid; The Bookseller 1993/24; IoD Directors' R pounds wards 1993/4; New Scientist 1905/1906/Graham Wynne, RSPB; English Nature; ibid; Prime Minister (parliamentary reply to Alan Williams MP)/Staff=130/RM; New Statesman & Society Vol 6/283; RM/New Scientist 1892 (13,600 courses); Etzioni, A. The Parenting Deficit, 1993 Demos; ibid; Krantz, Les: America By the Numbers, Houghton Mifflin; ibid; National Geographic 184/5; Variety, 29 Nov 93; National Geographic 184/5.

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