Results 981–1000 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' (speaker:Lord Touhig OR speaker:Lord Touhig OR speaker:Lord Touhig)

Written Answers — Defence: Ukho (28 Feb 2006)

Don Touhig: Prior to acquisition no barriers to such a market were perceived. The transfer of ownership of SevenCs has had little or no effect to date on UKHO product development. I cannot comment on development of products by other organizations.

Written Answers — Defence: Congestion Charge (2 Mar 2006)

Don Touhig: Departmental policy requires that all travel is arranged in the most cost-effective manner. The congestion charge is only one of the factors that would be taken into account when deciding the most economical mode of transport.

Written Answers — Defence: Congestion Charge (2 Mar 2006)

Don Touhig: Military vehicles are exempt from congestion charges. 'White Fleet' (administrative vehicles) and privately-owned vehicles used for MOD business journeys are liable for congestion charges, but records of congestion charge payments made by the Department are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Defence: Injured Personnel (2 Mar 2006)

Don Touhig: holding answer 27 February 2006 The information is not held in the format requested. However, we can provide the number of cases where an ongoing war pension was awarded in each of the past five years for the twelve month period 1 October to the following 30 September. New pensions awarded 2000–01 2,585 2001–02 2,440 2002–03 1,965 2003–04 1,800 2004–05 1,670

Written Answers — Defence: Military Training (2 Mar 2006)

Don Touhig: Data regarding the number of UK citizens under 45 years of age who have under taken basic military training, are not held centrally.

Written Answers — Defence: RMP Buildings (Chichester) (2 Mar 2006)

Don Touhig: Rousillion Barracks is surplus to Ministry of Defence (MOD) requirements for police use. Although we are still considering wider defence uses for the site, it is likely that it will come forward for disposal. Indeed, the site has already been exposed on the English Partnerships' (EP) Register of Surplus Public Sector Assets. While EP do not wish to acquire the site, we have opened discussions...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces (3 Mar 2006)

Don Touhig: Manning levels in the Defence Medical Services (DMS) vary across different specialities and Services. In some areas we are very well manned, whilst in others we are experiencing shortfalls. Manning shortfalls are being addressed through a package of remunerative and non-remunerative measures. In terms of remuneration, we aim to ensure that DMS pay is comparable with the NHS. The Ministry of...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces (3 Mar 2006)

Don Touhig: The information requested is not held centrally.

Written Answers — Defence: Courts Martial (3 Mar 2006)

Don Touhig: The information requested is provided in the tables. 2000 2001 2002 Navy Army RAF Navy Army RAF Navy Army RAF Number of individuals tried by Court Martial 56 455 72 62 630 91 57 505 50 Number(14) found guilty 32 373 56 43 485 78 44 440 38 Number acquitted 16 82 16 14 145 13 10 65 12 2003 2004 2005 Navy Army RAF Navy...

Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Dwellings (3 Mar 2006)

Don Touhig: holding answer 2 March 2006 The bulk of the married quarter estate in England and Wales was sold to Annington Homes Ltd (AHL) in 1996. Arrangements are in place for the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to lease back properties from AHL as required. When there is no MOD requirement, the lease is surrendered to AHL who dispose of it as they see fit. A copy of MOD's 'Disposals List' which is regularly...

Written Answers — Defence: Military Tattoo (3 Mar 2006)

Don Touhig: My right hon. Friend the Minister for the Armed Forces announced the discontinuance of the Defence 2000 series of events on 11 May 2004, Official Report, columns 223–4W. Since then there have been no plans to hold an annual military tattoo in London and no costings have been made.

Written Answers — Defence: Oracle (3 Mar 2006)

Don Touhig: The Oracle based Joint Personnel Administration (JPA) programme is expected to be delivered to the RAF as planned in March 2006. The dates for its subsequent roll out to the Royal Navy and then the Army are currently under review to ensure full alignment with the deployment of the Defence Information Infrastructure upon which the JPA system depends.

Written Answers — Defence: Parachute Regiment (3 Mar 2006)

Don Touhig: The table shows the strength of 3rd Battalion of the Parachute Regiment, broken down by Officers and Soldiers, compared to the Infantry element of the establishment as at 1 January 2006. The table also shows the numbers of Officers and Soldiers who have entered the trained strength during the period 1 October 2005 and 31 December 2005. Trained Strength of the 3rd Battalion of the Parachute...

Written Answers — Defence: Royal Air Force (3 Mar 2006)

Don Touhig: Current remuneration measures include a single targeted taxable financial retention incentive, paid to all fast jet and helicopter pilots and some multi-engine pilots in return for a five year return of service beyond the point at which they could leave with an immediate pension award. There is also a Professional Aviator Pay Scale for selected aircrew officers which replaces basic pay and...

Written Answers — Defence: Royal Air Force (3 Mar 2006)

Don Touhig: I will write to the hon. Member and place a copy of my letter in the Library of the House.

Written Answers — Defence: Correspondence (6 Mar 2006)

Don Touhig: Neither the Ministry of Defence nor the Prime Minister's office is aware of any such letter. However, both No 10 and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister responded to earlier correspondence from Colour Sergeant Nicholas Cowan on 5 December 2005. He has since written again, and officials are co-ordinating a further response.

Written Answers — Defence: Dartmouth Naval College (6 Mar 2006)

Don Touhig: Our short and longer term planning assumption is that Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth will continue to be a major centre of training excellence and activity for the Royal Navy. Such assumptions are, however, constantly reviewed in the normal cycle of Defence Planning, but any significant proposed change which emerged from that process would be subject to consultation with interested...

Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Dwellings (6 Mar 2006)

Don Touhig: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 7 November 2005, Official Report, column 101W, to my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Devizes (Mr. Ancram). Some 3,000 are held for future service deployments, 500 are held pending modernisation and approximately 800 are in the course of disposal. A further 1,400 will be required to re-house families to facilitate further...

Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Expenditure (6 Mar 2006)

Don Touhig: Information that is readily available relates to training of military personnel of all three Services primarily to deal with the media while on operations. This training is now the responsibility of the Defence Media Operations Centre which opened a training school in April 2005. Costs to date on civilian training contractors is some £151,000. Prior to April 2005 media training was the...

Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Vehicles (6 Mar 2006)

Don Touhig: holding answer 13 February 2006 The secretary of State's vehicle is provided by the Metropolitan Police. Details of the cars currently available for use by other defence Ministers are as follows. Make/Model of vehicle Country of manufacture Ford Mondeo Belgium Rover 75 UK Honda Accord UK Nissan Primera UK Toyota Avensis UK Vauxhall Vectra Germany Vauxhall...

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