Results 161–180 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' (speaker:Lord Touhig OR speaker:Lord Touhig OR speaker:Lord Touhig)

Written Answers — Defence: Army Personnel Research Establishment (22 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The Army Personnel Research Establishment no longer exists. The Services each have their own Continuous Attitude Surveys (CAS). The response figures for the two Army CAS surveys in 2004 is as follows: Army CAS surveys Number surveyed 7,182 9,672 Average percentage respondents 40 39

Written Answers — Defence: Army Personnel Research Establishment (22 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The Army Continuous Attitude Survey core programme consists of the serving personnel survey which is conducted biannually, and the Territorial Army and families surveys (sent to spouses of married officers and soldiers), which are conducted annually.

Written Answers — Defence: Army Personnel Research Establishment (22 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: My noble Friend, the Minister for Defence Procurement (Lord Drayson) announced on 6 June 2005, Official Report, column WA62, in another place that we are presently looking at the possibility of carrying out a survey. All surveys need to be carefully framed and then considered as part of the normal sequence of information gathering and analysis. Any such survey would be conducted on a...

Written Answers — Defence: Compassionate Leave (22 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The purpose of compassionate leave is to allow Service personnel an authorised period of absence to enable them to attend to a personal crisis. There is no definitive list of occasions when it is appropriate to allow compassionate leave to be taken as each case requires individual, objective and sensitive assessment.

Written Answers — Defence: Forces Training (22 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The availability of training courses to members of overseas armed forces is administered though three single-Service Training Agencies. A summary of the types of courses which are available to members of overseas armed forces at establishments in the UK is shown in the following lists: Types of training available to international students at UK establishments International Defence Training...

Written Answers — Defence: Military Estate (22 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: Apart from Trading Funds such as the Defence Aviation and Repair Agency (DARA), all property is owned centrally by the Ministry of Defence rather than the individual Services, a list of which can be found on the National Asset Register website: http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/Documents/Public_Spending_and_ Services/National_Asset_Register/pss_nar_2001 index.cfm Details of all MOD properties and...

Written Answers — Defence: Prisoners of War (Compensation) (22 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 20 June 2005, Official Report, column 665W, to the hon. Member for Enfield, Southgate (Mr. Burrowes).

Written Answers — Defence: Shackleton Aircraft (22 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: This information is not available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Defence: Shackleton Aircraft (22 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The Ministry of Defence has identified two research documents on the hearing effects on aircrew of the Shackleton aircraft. These are: "Test Note 292—Noise Measurement in Shackleton Aircraft" produced in October 1950 by the Royal Aircraft Establishment "Pitch Discrimination as Influenced by Medium Term Length in Shackleton Aircraft" produced in May 1963 by the Royal Air Force Central...

Written Answers — Defence: Territorial Army (Lancaster) (22 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: Further to my reply on 13 June 2005, Official Report, column 18W, to the hon. Member, current work on rebalancing the Territorial Army is expected to come to fruition later in the year. I will ensure that the hon. Member is informed of the outcome in due course.

Written Answers — Defence: Troop Deployment (22 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The following numbers of army reservists were mobilised and deployed in the 12 months preceding 1 May 2005: some 2,930 to Iraq; some 210 to the Balkans; some 70 to Afghanistan and a number fewer than five to Sierra Leone.

Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Equipment (23 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The value of losses to the Ministry of Defence in each of the last five years are listed in the MOD's Annual Report and Accounts, copies of which are available in the Library of the House. The figures representing the MOD's equipment stolen in each of the last five years are not available in the requested format. However, the totals for each period are as follows: Financial year Value...

Written Answers — Defence: Race Relations (Amendment) Act (23 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: It is mandatory for all staff (both civilian and service) to attend Equality and Diversity training when they join the department and at regular intervals while in the department. The content of this training reflects the terms of the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000. Details are shown in the department's Race Equality Scheme annual publications at:...

Written Answers — Defence: Taxis (23 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: This information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Defence: Uglow Farm, Edgworth (23 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: Yes. Following a joint review of the case by the Ministry of Defence and BAE Systems Warton, the objection to the proposed wind turbines at Uglow Farm has been lifted. Blackburn and Darwen borough council and the developer have been informed.

Written Answers — Defence: Prisoners of War (Compensation) (27 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: This document was a statement by one official in 2001. It did not and does not represent the view of the Government. The question of whether theapplication of one of the eligibility criteria of the ExGratia Payment Scheme for Far East Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees may have constituted race discrimination is the subject of judicial review proceedings.

Written Answers — Defence: Prisoners of War (Compensation) (27 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: There was no meeting of the inter-departmental working group in the Cabinet Office on 22 November 2004 to discuss the Ex Gratia Payment Scheme for former Far East Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees and it is assumed that this question relates to the meeting held on 22 November 2000. The question under consideration at that meeting was whether eligibility relied on an applicant having...

Written Answers — Defence: Absence Without Leave (28 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The numbers of those going absent without leave are small when compared with the overall size of the armed forces. There are however no centralized records held to explain the increase in absences.

Written Answers — Defence: Dentistry (28 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The role of military dental practitioners is to deliver effective military dentistry that contributes to force generation and enhances operational capability. The aim is to maximise the number of personnel fit for task and to minimise the risk of an episode of dental morbidity. On operations dental teams are deployed to treat episodes of morbidity and to enable personnel to return to duty as...

Written Answers — Defence: Dentistry (28 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The number of dental practitioners and dental support staff employed by each of the services and their establishment are as follows (please note that the trained requirement for the Army (and total 'all services') is sourced from the Defence Dental Service establishment for that service): Trained strength(5) and requirement as at 1 April 2005 -- Requirement Dental practitioners2,3,4,5,6...


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