Results 101–120 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' (speaker:Lord Touhig OR speaker:Lord Touhig OR speaker:Lord Touhig)

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces Pension Scheme (23 May 2005)

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

Written Answers — Defence: Scottish Infantry (Recruitment) (23 May 2005)

Don Touhig: Recruitment targets are not set for individual Infantry regiments. The Army Training and Recruiting Agency (ATRA), which is responsible for the recruitment and training of soldiers, recruits Infantry soldiers to the three Infantry Career Employment Groups (CEGs). These are: Line (which includes all the regiments in the Scottish Division), Parachute and the Guards. The following table shows...

Written Answers — Defence: Shoeburyness/Foulness (Explosions) (23 May 2005)

Don Touhig: Three batteries were active at Shoeburyness during the time in question. One was conducting a trial involving repetitive gun firings. The other two were engaged in the destruction of life-expired ordnance.

Written Answers — Defence: Regimental Uniforms (24 May 2005)

Don Touhig: Officers receive an initial outfit allowance to fund their first purchase of uniform and mess dress. Thereafter, a tax-free allowance is provided to enable them to maintain their uniform and dress. Soldiers' uniform is provided by the public purse. While much of the existing uniform may be used up until such time as it requires replacement, those elements deemed essential on transition (such...

Written Answers — Defence: Re-roling (24 May 2005)

Don Touhig: Data on the re-roling of Infantry Battalions before January 2000 is not held centrally and can be provided only at disproportionate cost. I can, however, provide detail of all Infantry re-roling (whereby Infantry Battalions change role) from January 2000 to May 2005 inclusive. Battalions re-roled to Armoured Infantry role January 2000-May 2005 Date (a) Unit (b) Length of re-role period...

Written Answers — Defence: Service Personnel (General Election) (24 May 2005)

Don Touhig: We are considering with the Electoral Commission a number of initiatives relating to service voting, including the conduct of research on levels of service voter registration. The exercise of a vote is however an entirely private matter, but we are examining whether there are any ways in which we could make it easier for service personnel to vote.

Written Answers — Defence: Siege of Kut (24 May 2005)

Don Touhig: The Government does not have any plans to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the siege of Kut-el-Amara. The siege was a costly defeat for the allies and both the British Army and the British Indian Army lost many brave men in the siege and the attempts to relieve the besieged garrison and we honour their memory.

Written Answers — Defence: Territorial Army (24 May 2005)

Don Touhig: Future Army Structures will integrate further the Territorial Army (TA) with the Regular Army, ensuring a more relevant, capable and useable TA. There will be some adjustments to their capabilities to meet new requirements and to best support the Regular Army on operations. Work is continuing on these issues and an announcement will be made in due course.

Written Answers — Defence: War Disablement Pensions (24 May 2005)

Don Touhig: While Bevin Boys were called up and allotted National Service Registration Numbers, they were not enlisted or conscripted into HM Armed Forces. They remained civilians, mobilised to perform essential works. This being so, any illness or disablement suffered as a consequence would not have arisen as a direct result of enemy action and therefore would not fall for consideration as a war injury...

Written Answers — Defence: IVF Treatment (25 May 2005)

Don Touhig: A number of options are available to Service personnel and their dependants requiring IVF treatment while posted to Germany: Although the British Forces Germany Health Service (BFG HS) is not funded for the provision of full IVF and equivalent treatment, it does fund the investigation of infertility and the provision of drug treatments following IVF. This takes place in our primary care...

Written Answers — Defence: Royal Air Force (25 May 2005)

Don Touhig: The total cost of producing 'AP3003: A Brief History of the Royal Air Force' was £100,668.00. 60,000 copies were produced.

Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Estate (26 May 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 list changes frequently and generally it is updated quarterly. I regret that I am unable to provide a list of properties and land being considered for...

Written Answers — Defence: Parachute Centre, Acklington (26 May 2005)

Don Touhig: The Ministry of Defence has not raised any objection to the proposed parachute jumping centre at Acklington, Northumberland.

Written Answers — Defence: NATO Alliance (6 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The Ministry of Defence promotes understanding of NATO and our role in the alliance through promotional publications on defence, the Defence Tourer Exhibition (which travels the UK in thesummer months), the Defence Schools Team, and the MOD website. Since 1994, the MOD has contributed funding to the Atlantic Council of the UK (a charitable organisation and the UK's affiliate to the Atlantic...

Written Answers — Defence: Scottish Infantry Regiments (6 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: My colleagues have had several meetings with interested organisations to discuss these changes, and I look forward to meeting veterans' representatives to address the variety of issues of interest to them. Principal among these will be the many commemorative events in July to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the second world war.

Written Answers — Defence: Iraq (6 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: As at 1 June the number of Reservists deployed in Iraq was 583.

Written Answers — Defence: Asian Tsunami (Relief Operations) (6 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The Ministry of Defence and the United Kingdom's Armed Forces responded quickly and effectively to the tsunami disaster, working closely with the Department for International Development to provide military support to the relief effort. These operations ceased in February, and all UK forces involved have now returned home or are deployed on other operations.

Written Answers — Defence: Army Manning (6 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: As at 1 April 2005 the total trained strength of the Army was 102,440 against a requirement of 104,170—a shortfall of 1.7 per cent. This is within the plus one per cent. or minus two per cent. tolerance set by the Ministry of Defence's Public Sector Agreement, and represents an improvement on recent years.

Written Answers — Defence: Ulster Defence Regiment (6 Jun 2005)

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: Armed Forces (Recruitment) (7 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: Over the last three years armed forces recruitment has been buoyant. In financial year 2004–05 there were 17,560 new entrants. This represented 96 per cent. of the overall armed forces recruiting target for the financial year.

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