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Written Answers — Defence: Cluster Munitions (8 Apr 2010)

Bill Rammell: The United States has identified the cluster munitions that it holds on United Kingdom territory as exceeding its worldwide operational planning requirements. We expect that all US cluster munitions will be removed from sites in the UK this year and from all UK territories by 2013 (as declared by Baroness Kinnock during the Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill Second Reading in the House of...

Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Data Protection (8 Apr 2010)

Bill Rammell: The Ministry of Defence (MOD) takes any attacks on, or misuse of, its information, networks and associated media storage devices very seriously and has robust procedures in place to mitigate against and investigate such occurrences. Furthermore, new processes, instructions and technological aids are continually being implemented to mitigate human errors and raise the awareness of every...

Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Lost Property (8 Apr 2010)

Bill Rammell: The requested information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Publications (8 Apr 2010)

Bill Rammell: In accordance with the conventions which govern the conduct of government during the pre-election period, the report will be placed in the Library of the House as soon as possible in the next parliamentary term.

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft: Operating Costs (8 Apr 2010)

Bill Rammell: The average operating cost per hour for E-3D Sentry, Hercules C-130J, and C-17 Globemaster, for financial year 2009-10, is provided in the following table. The cost includes forward and depth servicing, fuel, crew and training costs and the cost of capital charge, depreciation and other overheads. Aircraft Approx cost (£ per hour) E-3D Sentry AEW1 33,000 Hercules C-130J 12,000...

Written Answers — Defence: Nimrod Aircraft (8 Apr 2010)

Bill Rammell: holding answer 7 April 2010 The Nimrod MR2 provided a state-of-the-art Long Range Search and Rescue (LR SAR) capability. The Nimrod MRA4 will bring a substantially more capable aircraft into the RAF's fleet. In the period of transition until the MRA4 achieves its initial operating capability, we intend to make every effort to ensure that we are able to provide a response to the most serious...

Written Answers — Defence: Opposition (8 Apr 2010)

Bill Rammell: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him by the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury on 30 March 2010, Official Report, column 1044W.

Written Answers — Defence: Territorial Army: Northern Ireland (8 Apr 2010)

Bill Rammell: It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Written Answers — Defence: Territorial Army: Northern Ireland (8 Apr 2010)

Bill Rammell: It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Written Answers — Defence: Electronic Warfare (7 Apr 2010)

Bill Rammell: It would not be in the interests of national security to provide information about specific vulnerabilities, assessments or protective measures relating to electromagnetic attack.

Written Answers — Defence: Electronic Warfare (7 Apr 2010)

Bill Rammell: Information about specific vulnerabilities, assessments or protective measures relating to electromagnetic pulse strike is being withheld for the purpose of safeguarding national security.

Written Answers — Defence: Air Force (6 Apr 2010)

Bill Rammell: Yes, it is my policy to retain the three services.

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Training (6 Apr 2010)

Bill Rammell: The Defence Academy research and assessment branch undertook broad non-technical research in an evolving range of geo-strategic studies and cross-cutting global issues which centred around statecraft and governance. The Academy is currently assessing how non-technical research capability can still be delivered by reviewing the arrangements that it has in place with its academic providers...

Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Internet (6 Apr 2010)

Bill Rammell: The Ministry of Defence and armed forces collectively maintain four principal websites. These sites are key channels to enable MOD to keep the public informed of defence activities, provide information about MOD and support recruitment. In support of the Transformational Government agenda, we have made significant progress in rationalising other Defence websites. The closure of some 53...

Written Answers — Defence: Electronic War (6 Apr 2010)

Bill Rammell: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 12 March 2010, Official Report, column 479W. I have nothing further to add.

Written Answers — Defence: Electronic War (6 Apr 2010)

Bill Rammell: The Government's National Security Strategy and the Cyber Security Strategy of June 2009 provide a view of potential state and non-state led threats against the UK into the future including the possible use of high power radio frequency transmissions or electromagnetic pulses to damage or disrupt unprotected electronics. The Ministry of Defence was fully involved with the development of this work.

Written Answers — Defence: Falkland Islands: Land Mines (6 Apr 2010)

Bill Rammell: The UK was granted a 10-year extension to its obligations under the Ottawa convention in November 2008. De-mining of the Falkland Islands therefore has to be completed by March 2019. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is currently funding a four-site de-mining programme in the Falkland Islands. Clearance of these sites started in December 2009 and is expected to complete by July 2010. To...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Lost Property (30 Mar 2010)

Bill Rammell: A comprehensive list of each item of armed forces' equipment reported as missing or stolen from operational theatres is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Rescue Services (30 Mar 2010)

Bill Rammell: Between 1 March 2009 and 28 February 2010 RAF Lossiemouth was unable to provide search and rescue (SAR) capability on 26 occasions due to crew shortages. All of these consisted of 12 hour night-time closures. In the same period Lossiemouth SAR helicopters were unavailable on 147 occasions due to technical problems; these periods vary in length from a few minutes to several days. Details of...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Training (30 Mar 2010)

Bill Rammell: holding answer 10 March 2010 The Defence Academy's budget for 2009-10 currently spends 28 per cent. on private finance initiatives (PFI) with the Joint Services Command and Staff college and Defence sixth form college and 8 per cent. on its public-private partnership contract (PPP) with Serco for the Shrivenham Campus Integrator Contract. Defence Sixth Form College (DSFC) The objectives of...


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