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BOSNIA VOLUNTEERS: Three members of the volunteer armed forces are being called up for service for the peace keeping mission in Bosnia, it was announced last night by Malcolm Rifkind, the Secretary of State for Defence. 'The requirement is for a small number of officers to serve in Italy in intelligence and public relations capacities in support of the operations to enforce the no-fly zone over Bosnia,' he said. 'Three officers will be deployed at any one time, and additional support may be needed in the UK. They will all be volunteers.'

CAPTIVE BIRDS: The immediate resumption of the issue of licences for imports of captive birds from Tanzania was announced by Nicholas Soames, the Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, following assurances about their welfare. The licences were suspended in March 1991.