Results 181–200 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' (speaker:Lord Touhig OR speaker:Lord Touhig OR speaker:Lord Touhig)

Written Answers — Defence: Forces Personnel (Resignations) (28 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: This information is not held centrally. Exit surveys are conducted within the Naval Service and RAF but information on where personnel plan to work after they leave the services is not collected. The Army do not currently run an exit survey, however, the possibility of doing so is now under review.

Written Answers — Defence: Gibraltar (28 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The full spectrum of medical support is, and will continue to be provided to British Forces in Gibraltar. The construction of a new primary and secondary Integrated Health Facility, which will replace the current Royal Naval Hospital and Joint Medical and Dental Unit, is estimated for completion in 2007. We remain committed to providing our entitled personnel with medical services at least...

Written Answers — Defence: Gulf-war Related Illness (28 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: Our records show that as at 31 May 2005,1,484 claims have been accepted and 120 claims rejected in respect of Gulf War related illness. All decisions issued by the Veterans Agency carry a right of appeal.

Written Answers — Defence: Honours (28 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to him on 22 June 2005, Official Report, 1059W, by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Written Answers — Defence: Ministry of Defence Police (Royal Mint Investigation) (28 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The police investigations at the Royal Mint have now been completed. One person has been charged with a number of offences and is due to appear at Southwark Crown court on 12 September 2005. A second person is the subject of a request for extradition and a file has been forwarded to the Director of Prosecutions, Gambia. The Gambian authorities have issued a judicial order for the arrest of...

Written Answers — Defence: Mrsa (28 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The majority of secondary care for armed forces personnel is provided at Ministry of Defence Hospital Units within host NHS hospitals. Ambulances used for transfer fall under the local health authority and will adhere to the procedures and precautions laid down by the local health authority. Some military ambulances are retained by armed forces medical centres. Guidelines to prevent the...

Written Answers — Defence: Mrsa (28 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The majority of secondary care for armed forces personnel is now provided at Ministry of Defence Hospital Units (MDHUs) which are based within NHS trust hospitals around the UK. MRSA numbers are now monitored by the infection control teams of each NHS trust under the direction of a consultant microbiologist, not the MOD. The MOD therefore does not hold these records. Royal Hospital Haslar...

Written Answers — Defence: Race Relations (Amendment) Act (28 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The Ministry of Defence complies with its obligations under the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 by the publication of a Race Equality Scheme (RES) and the production of annual progress reports against the scheme. The RES and the annual progress reports are published and in the public domain. The Department's RES covers its civilian work force (including Trading Funds), the armed forces...

Written Answers — Defence: RAF Innsworth (28 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The RAF Innsworth site is home to a number of elements of the Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency (AFPAA) including the Ministry of Defence Medal Office. AFPAA will be conducting an investment appraisal into the relocation of all AFPAA activities located at Innsworth. The result of this will not be known until at least the end of this year. The MOD is proceeding with closure works...

Written Answers — Defence: Territorial Army (28 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave on 13 June 2005, Official Report, column 18W, to the hon. Member for Lancaster and Wyre (Mr. Wallace). I will ensure that the hon. Friend is informed of the outcome of current work on rebalancing the Territorial Army in due course.

Written Answers — Defence: Wormwood Scrubs Act (28 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: Use of Wormwood Scrubs is governed by the Wormwood Scrubs Act 1879 and a Memorandum of Agreement dated 1 October 1980. Under the Act, all development proposals, which affect Wormwood Scrubs must be referred to the Ministry of Defence for agreement. As trustees of the Scrubs, the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham are aware of this agreement and have complied with it in the past, most...

Written Answers — Defence: Bullying/Harassment (29 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: Bullying is not a criminal offence, nor a clearly defined form of behaviour; there are various definitions that cover all forms of harassment, abuse or intimidation. Furthermore, complainants do not use a standard form of words and cases are recorded using the wording adopted by those making a complaint or seeking redress. Consequently, we are unable to identify every allegation, complaint or...

Written Answers — Defence: Dentistry (29 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: Reserve forces personnel are entitled to treatment on operations and exercises and during periods of military training. Dental teams are established at Chilwell to undertake initial dental examination and to provide urgently required treatment (if time allows) for reserve forces personnel called forward for deployment. There is no spare capacity within the Defence Dental Services to routinely...

Written Answers — Defence: Regimental Uniforms (29 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: An Officers' Outfit Allowance is awarded on commissioning to allow officers to purchase their first uniform. Officers joining the majority of English and Welsh infantry regiments receive the standard allowance of £2,122. For those joining certain regiments the allowance is adjusted in line with the type, and therefore cost, of their uniform, which varies across the Infantry. Those English,...

Written Answers — Defence: Catterick Infantry Training Centre (30 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The maximum capacity for recruits at the Infantry Training Centre (Catterick) (ITC(C)) is limited by the number of bed spaces available to recruits. Currently, these are as follows: Battalion Bed spaces 1st 810 2nd 850 3rd 710 4th (For those temporarily medically unfit) 130 In addition, there are 400 surge bed spaces available at Wathgill Camp, some 10 miles from ITC(C)....

Written Answers — Defence: Catterick Infantry Training Centre (30 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: In the last 12 months, three Combat Infantryman's Courses, scheduled to start on 2, 16 and 30 August 2004, were cancelled at the Infantry Training Centre (Catterick). All applicants for these courses have, however, been offered alternative courses, and none has been turned away.

Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Relocation (30 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The Ministry of Defence is implementing the Lyons Review recommendations to relocate 3,900 posts out of London and the South East by 2010. This will not exclude from consideration relocation of some posts to relatively deprived areas in the South East. So far, the Ministry of Defence has not identified any posts suitable for transfer to such areas.

Written Answers — Defence: First World War Medal Index Cards (30 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The index cards to the first world war army medal rolls are already preserved in a microfilmed format, an activity commenced by The National Archives in 1985, 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...

Written Answers — Defence: First World War Medal Index Cards (30 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The Ministry of Defence, together with The National Archives, has held discussions with the Imperial War Museum (IWM), the National Army Museum, the Fleet Air Arm Museum, the Women's Library and with representatives of Lancashire Military Museums. The future of the cards has also been discussed with the Western Front Association, into whose custody the majority of the cards have now been...

Written Answers — Defence: Official Residences (30 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: holding answer 27 June 2005 There are currently 37 posts worldwide that attract Official Service Residences (OSRs) status as a result of hosting and entertainment duties. Although the number of posts attracting this status is kept under constant review, there are currently no plans to change the present number of posts attracting OSR status. Two of the properties currently occupied by OSR...

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