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Results 121–140 of 900 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Touhig

Written Answers — Defence: Project Connaught (7 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: Contract negotiations are proceeding with Aspire, the Preferred Bidder for Project Allenby/Connaught. On current plans we would expect construction in Aldershot to start early in 2006.

Written Answers — Defence: Service Personnel (General Election) (7 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: There were approximately 9300 1 service personnel in Iraq, or overseas in support of operations in Iraq, on land and at sea, in May 2005. It is not possible to determine how many service personnel used a proxy to exercise their vote and how many applied for and used a postal vote. 1 Rounded to the nearest 100.

Written Answers — Defence: Territorial Army (7 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: I can confirm that since 1 March 2003: there have been no Territorial Army (TA) soldiers mobilised under Section 52 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996; some 500 TA soldiers have been mobilised under Section 56; and some 9,820 TA soldiers have been mobilised under Section 54. Of the soldiers mobilised under Section 54, some 290 personnel have not deployed to operational theatres and these...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces' Fighting Strength (8 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The following table shows the full-time trained strength of UK armed forces at 1 April points since 1992, which includes trained UK regular forces, trained Gurkhas and FTRS (full-time reserve service) personnel. They do not include the Home Service battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment, mobilised reservists or Activated Reservists. Naval Service(8) Army Royal Air Force 1992...

Written Answers — Defence: Gulf War Syndrome (8 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: Our records indicate that as at 30 April 2005,1,477 claims have been accepted and 119 rejected in respect of Gulf War related illness. All decisions issued by the Veterans Agency carry a right of appeal.

Written Answers — Defence: Low-flying Aircraft (Wye Valley) (8 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: Information is only recorded in such a way as to enable us to provide data for the whole of Low Flying Area (LFA) 7, which covers almost all of Wales. The number of aircraft booked into LFA 7 over the period in question are shown in the table. Aircraft Friday 27 May 56 Tuesday 31 May 38 Wednesday 1 June 6 Thursday 2 June 7 The Low Flying System is closed at weekends,...

Written Answers — Defence: Prince Andrew (8 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: His Royal Highness the Duke of York has not made private use of the official transport facilities of the Ministry of Defence in 2003 or 2004.

Written Answers — Defence: Project Connaught (8 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: Project Connaught started in the summer of 1999. The following year it combined with its Salisbury Plain counterpart, Project Allenby, to form Project Allenby/Connaught, since when cost records have been kept on a combined basis. As at the end of financial year 2004–05 total expenditure on the project was some £23.3 million, of which the cost of the Aldershot based project team was some...

Written Answers — Defence: Royal Irish Regiment (8 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The information requested in respect of gender is set out in the following table. All eligible candidates are considered by the promotion board. Candidates eligible Appointed Total Male Female Male Female 2000 35 35 (13)— 10 2 2001 25 25 0 5 0 2002 45 45 (13)— 6 1 2003 35 35 (13)— 8 1 2004 45 45 (13)— 9 1 (13) Fewer than five....

Written Answers — Defence: Military Records (First World War) (9 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The index cards to the First World War Army medal rolls are already preserved in a microfilmed format and available to researchers at the National Archives (in Class WO 372) and through the National Archives website online. The microfilming process captured the information held on the front of the cards, all but a very small percentage of the backs of the cards being blank. The Ministry of...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces (Recruitment) (13 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: I refer my hon. Friend to the answer Igave on 7 June 2005, Official Report, column 463W, to the hon. Member for Ludlow (Mr. Dunne).

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces (Recruitment) (13 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: All three services undertake numerous and varied initiatives, both at national and local level, aimed at increasing the level of recruitment to the armed forces. Included among the many current initiatives are: The use of multi-media advertising campaigns. Services' recruiting teams' attendance at schools, careers fairs and graduate recruitment seminars, road shows, exhibitions, youth clubs...

Written Answers — Defence: Consultants (13 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: Specific data on the number and names of consultants employed is not held within the Ministry of Defence. However, I can advise that summaries of MOD expenditure on External Assistance, of which consultancy is a part, are available in the Libraries of both Houses for the years 1995–96 to 2003–04.

Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Estate (13 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: Details of Ministry of Defence properties and land currently listed for disposal are available in the Library of the House. It should be noted however that the need to retain such properties and land is constantly under review. Consequently the sites in disposal change frequently. The list is generally updated quarterly. Whenever it is decided that the Ministry of Defence has no further need...

Written Answers — Defence: First World War Veterans (13 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The Ministry of Defence has received no representation from the former TNT archive at Hayes about the award of medals to servicemen and women from the First World War. The index cards to the First World War Army medal rolls are already preserved in a microfilmed format and available to researchers at The National Archives (in Class WO 372) and through the National Archives website online. The...

Written Answers — Defence: Freedom of Information (13 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: Up to 30 April the Ministry of Defence had logged 2,237 requests under the Freedom of Information Act. MOD reports its performance quarterly to the Department for Constitutional Affairs and an assessment of the outcomes for the first three months of 2005 has been completed. DCA will be publishing robust statistics on FOI requests and outcomes for the first three months of operation of FOI at...

Written Answers — Defence: Gurkhas (13 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: I refer the hon. Member to the Statement made by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence on 11 January 2005, Official Report, column 10WS. We expect to make an announcement about Gurkha Married Accompanied Service this summer.

Written Answers — Defence: Medical Staff (13 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The Ministry of Defence has used a small number of agency nurses and other medical specialists, including from Frontier Medical, to fill specific operational posts in Iraq and Bosnia when there has been a temporary shortfall, or to reduce the frequency of deployment of some specialist capabilities.

Written Answers — Defence: Regimental Uniforms (13 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: A committee of representatives made up from the respective antecedent regiments has been formed to consider regimental dress and accoutrements requirements of the proposed Mercian Regiment, Yorkshire Regiment, Royal Regiment of Scotland and the Royal Welsh Regiment. It is expected that the committee's decisions will be taken during the second half of 2005. Executive approval from the Army...

Written Answers — Defence: Scotia Graphics (13 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The Ministry of Defence is aware of complaints against Scotia Graphics from families of soldiers who have passed out of the Infantry Training Centre Catterick and is sympathetic towards any family whose mementos of a proud occasion may have been lost. Although the Infantry Training Centre Catterick invited Scotia Graphics to offer their services to families attending the pass-out parade,...

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