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Results 141–160 of 900 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Touhig

Written Answers — Defence: Territorial Army (13 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The Territorial Army is currently being rebalanced to align with the changes to the Regular Army under the Future Army Structures work. We do not anticipate that this will result in significant change to the existing Territorial Army Estate, including in north-west England.

Written Answers — Defence: Absence without Leave (14 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The number of service personnel 1 who have gone absent without leave in each of the last five years is as follows: Navy Calendar year Total number reported AWOL (rounded to the nearest 5) 2000 50 2001 85 2002 90 2003 115 2004 185 Royal Marines Calendar year Total number reported AWOL (rounded to the nearest 5) 2000 20 2001 15 2002 20 2003 15 ...

Written Answers — Defence: Territorial Army (14 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The Territorial Army is currently being rebalanced to align with the changes to the Regular Army under the Future Army Structures work. We do not anticipate that this will result in significant change to the existing Territorial Army Estate, including in London.

Written Answers — Defence: Acts of Parliament (15 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO) within the Cabinet Office is the Queen's Printer of Acts of Parliament, and responsible for the publication of Acts of Parliament. HMSO has considered the publication of Acts prior to 1988, which is the earliest date when these were available electronically, but has decided not to do so as many have been heavily amended and to publish...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces (Recruitment Rates) (15 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The following table shows intake 1 from civilian life to UK Regular 2 Forces in each quarter since 2002. 1 Figures show all intake to UK Regular Forces including re-enlistments and rejoined reservists. 2 UK Regular Forces includes nursing services and excludes full-time Reserve Service personnel, Gurkhas, the Home Service battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment, mobilised reservists and Naval...

Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Union Representation (15 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The Ministry of Defence does not hold details of the numbers of trade union learning representatives. These are appointed by their trade union from within the elected representative community and usually have other TU duties in addition to this particular role.

Written Answers — Defence: Far East Detainees (Compensation) (15 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The Ex Gratia Payment Scheme for Far East Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees is currently the subject of a judicial review in relation to a former civilian internee whose claim for payment was rejected. It is not appropriate at this stage to comment further.

Written Answers — Defence: Ministerial Expenses (15 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: I replied to the hon. Member today, and placed a copy of the letter in the Library of the House.

Written Answers — Defence: Religious Texts (Iraq/Afghanistan) (15 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: All United Kingdom armed forces personnel undergo cultural awareness training as part of their theatre specific pre-deployment training package. We have received no reports of inappropriate treatment of religious texts and other materials by UK forces serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Written Answers — Defence: Territorial Army (15 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: holding answer 13 June 2005 The strength of the Territorial Army (TA) for the last 10 years is as follows: Dates Strength 1995 59,690 1996 57,260 1997 57,620 1998 56,980 1999 52,260 2000 44,840 2001 41,510 2002 40,900 2003 39,610 2004 38,320 2005 37,260 The April 2005 figure is provisional and subject to revision.

Written Answers — Defence: Service Personnel (Remuneration) (16 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: Exit Surveys are conducted within the Naval Services and RAF but only a relatively small proportion of those choosing to leave respond. Therefore, the results cannot be seen as representative of their Services as a whole. Within the Naval Service only the Fleet organisation (some 67 per cent. of total Naval Service) run an Exit Survey. Of the 759 personnel who did respond between October 2003...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces (Recruitment) (20 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: Information is not held in the form requested. The number of personnel recruited into the armed forces as other ranks from applications registered by Coventry armed forces careers office during financial year 2004–05 was 214. Broken down by service the numbers recruited were: Number Naval Service 31 Army 150 RAF 33 Information on officer recruits is not available on a...

Written Answers — Defence: Army Recruitment Campaign (20 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The Army Recruiting Group is responsible for marketing recruitment for the Regular Army, the Territorial Army, Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College, and the Army Cadet Force and it runs a number of campaigns throughout the year. For this financial year, the total TV advertising budget to encourage potential officers and soldiers into the Regular and Territorial Army is £14.1 million. In...

Written Answers — Defence: Computer Facilities (20 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: Every Army unit has access to computers and officers and non-commissioned officers have access to such facilities where their role requires it. The Defence Information Infrastructure (DII) programme is currently being introduced and will further enhance capability and accessibility of computer systems by early 2007.

Written Answers — Defence: Defence Training Review (20 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: holding answer 15 June 2005 The Ministry of Defence's contracting strategy for the Defence Training Review rationalisation programme, which has been developed with the MOD Private Finance Unit and the Treasury, has confirmed the suitability and probity of PFI/PPP as the procurement route. This strategy includes a public sector comparator which has been developed on the basis of how the...

Written Answers — Defence: Disabled Access (20 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The majority of MOD occupied buildings in central London are fully accessible by disabled people. Elsewhere within the Greater London area a lesser proportion of buildings have such access. Under the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 there are two aspects to consider in respect of access to premises for disabled people: one as an employer and the second as a service...

Written Answers — Defence: Falkland Islands (20 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: Earlier this year my predecessor met the Chairman of the South Atlantic Medal Association 1982 to discuss plans for the 25th anniversary of the Falklands conflict in 2007. It was agreed that their organisation and the MOD should collaborate on a commemorative event in London, the details of which will be developed later this year.

Written Answers — Defence: Far East Prisoners of War (20 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: The Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration is an Officer of the House and, as such, is entirely independent of the Government. The publication of her reports is a matter for her.

Written Answers — Defence: Territorial Army (20 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: Some 2,740 Territorial Army (TA) medical personnel have been called up in support of operations in Iraq. There are currently some 230 TA medical personnel serving in Iraq.

Written Answers — Defence: Potton Island (21 Jun 2005)

Don Touhig: Potton Island continues to be part of the group of islands that make up the Test and Evaluation Ranges at Shoeburyness and is used as part of the safety zone for the testing that takes place at the Ranges. A significant area of Potton Island is, however, leased for farming. Potton Island has been included in the Land Quality Assessment that is being carried out on the whole of Shoeburyness....


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