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Results 881–900 of 900 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Touhig

Written Answers — Defence: HMS Sussex (6 Feb 2006)

Don Touhig: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (Mr. Caplin), on 2 February 2005, Official Report, column 898W.

Written Answers — Defence: Pension Contributions (6 Feb 2006)

Don Touhig: Pension contributions are disclosed at Note 2 within the published Departmental Resource Accounts. Copies of the Annual Report and Accounts for 2002–03 to 2004–05 have been placed in the Library of the House. The table details the total pension contributions incurred by the Department, for all personnel (military and civilian) for the years requested. Pension costs (£ million) ...

Written Answers — Defence: Service Widows/Widowers (6 Feb 2006)

Don Touhig: I assume that the hon. Member is referring to pension entitlements of the widow or widower in their own right, rather than in relation to the spouse's service in the armed forces. The widow or widower of a former member of the armed forces who has not worked or paid national insurance contributions is entitled to exactly the same pension benefits as a widow or widower with no armed forces...

Written Answers — Defence: Statutory Instruments (6 Feb 2006)

Don Touhig: The Ministry of Defence has introduced the following statutory instruments since 6 May 2005. 2005 1388 Unfitness to Stand Trial and Insanity (Royal Air Force) Regulations 2005 1389 Unfitness to Stand Trial and Insanity (Royal Navy) Regulations 2005 1390 Unfitness to Stand Trial and Insanity (Army) Regulations 2005 1470 The Dockyard Port of Portsmouth Order 2005 2005 1471 Naval, Military and...

Written Answers — Defence: Territorial Army (6 Feb 2006)

Don Touhig: The information is not held centrally in the format requested. Official strength figures for the Territorial Army (TA) are collated for the United Kingdom and not its constituent nations, counties or towns. As at 1 December 2005, the total strength of the TA was 37,430 against an establishment of 41,610. Notes: This figure includes 1,180 mobilized personnel and 5,750 members of the Officer...

Written Answers — Defence: Territorial Army (6 Feb 2006)

Don Touhig: The 13,450 personnel available to be deployed as at 1 January 2006, are from across all units of the Territorial Army. This figure excludes those who have not completed their mandatory training, those who are in the process of being discharged; all currently mobilized and deployed personnel, those who have exceeded the Ministry of Defence limits 1 on mobilized service of a total of 12 months...

Written Answers — Defence: Territorial Army (6 Feb 2006)

Don Touhig: The information requested is contained in the table below. Figures include individuals who may have reported for mobilization but subsequently did not mobilize for medical or other reasons. Information on individuals in this category is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. Specialist area Number of personnel Drivers 145 Clergy 2 ...

Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Staff (7 Feb 2006)

Don Touhig: For information on the distribution of service personnel, I refer my hon. Friend to Tri Service Publication 10, UK Regular Forces Distribution across the UK (TSP 10). Copies of TSP 10 are held in the House of Commons Library and also available at The following tables shows the number of civilian personnel directly employed in the Department and UK Defence agencies and trading...

Written Answers — Defence: Accommodation (Armed Forces Personnel) (8 Feb 2006)

Don Touhig: This information is not held centrally in the form requested. 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: Defence Activity (West Midlands) (8 Feb 2006)

Don Touhig: Defence is a national capability and is funded functionally rather than geographically. Consequently the answer to this question could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Defence: Service Accommodation (8 Feb 2006)

Don Touhig: The number and standards for condition of service families accommodation (SFA) and single living accommodation (SLA) in Cyprus and Gibraltar as at April 2005 are given in the following table. We do not hold comparative data for 1997. Grade SLA SFA Cyprus 1 60 246 2 1,093 343 3 1,659 709 4 434 914 Total 3,246 2,212 Gibraltar 1 6 349 ...

Written Answers — Defence: Chemical Defence Establishment (9 Feb 2006)

Don Touhig: The remit of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Dstl, at Porton Down is to provide the UK and its armed forces with safe and effective countermeasures against chemical and biological warfare agents. Thus, Dstl is not currently involved in research into Parkinson's disease, nor has any previous work been undertaken in this area. However, the research that Dstl undertakes in the...

Written Answers — Defence: Commemorative Badges (9 Feb 2006)

Don Touhig: This information is not held in the format requested and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Defence: Defence Medical Service (9 Feb 2006)

Don Touhig: The following table shows the required and actual strength levels in the Defence Medical Services of the above four specialties as at January 2006 and April 2000: January 2006 April 2000 Specialty Required Actual Required Actual Anaesthetists 76 44 120 30 General Surgeons 36 21 44 19 Burns Consultants 6 5 10 2 General Medical Practitioners 270 260 440...

Written Answers — Defence: Defence Medical Service (9 Feb 2006)

Don Touhig: holding answer 2 February 2006 This information is not held in the format requested and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. 523 residents from North Wales have received veterans badges since April 2005, but prior to this date records were not kept geographically.

Written Answers — Defence: Disability (Armed Forces) (9 Feb 2006)

Don Touhig: The policies and procedures of the armed forces aim to avoid unnecessary threats to health; to provide the treatment and rehabilitation to ensure personnel can return, where possible, to normal service duties; or, where medical retirement becomes necessary, to provide proper resettlement and after-care services. Personnel who become disabled but who are still able to contribute usefully to...

Written Answers — Defence: Early Retirement (9 Feb 2006)

Don Touhig: The following table gives details of the number of Ministry of Defence civilian employees that took early retirement due to ill health in each of the financial years 2000–01 to 2004–05. Headcount 2000–01 500 2001–02 440 2002–03 365 2003–04 290 2004–05 250 Note: This table used the revised definition of civilian personnel (, but excludes...

Written Answers — Defence: Gulf War (9 Feb 2006)

Don Touhig: It has been a key principle of this Government's approach to the health concerns of veterans of the 1990–91 Gulf conflict that there should be appropriate research into veterans' illnesses and into the factors that may have a bearing on them. Research already sponsored by the Ministry of Defence includes: epidemiological studies; clinical and laboratory tests; a programme of investigation...

Written Answers — Defence: Gurkha Recruitment (9 Feb 2006)

Don Touhig: The Ministry of Defence's ability to recruit Gurkhas over the past 12 months has not been diminished. In the most recent recruitment exercise some 15,000 applicants for selection competed for 230 available places. We have however adjusted and streamlined our recruitment process in recent years, partly in response to the situation in Nepal.

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