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  • Afghanistan: Helicopters

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK military helicopters were deployed in Afghanistan in (a) May 2005 and (b) April 2008.

  • Afghanistan: Helicopters

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many serviceable UK military helicopters there are in (a) Helmand province, (b) Kandahar and (c) Afghanistan, broken down by type.

  • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British servicemen and women experienced heat exhaustion in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq in each year since 2006.

  • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2008, Official Report, column 812W, on Afghanistan: peacekeeping operations, how many times (a) fixed wing and (b)...

  • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2008, Official Report, column 812W, on Afghanistan: peacekeeping operations, what the start date of the contract was;...

  • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Operational Mentor and Liaison Teams (OMLTs) are in Afghanistan; how many countries are providing troops for OMLTS; and what percentage of OMLTs...

  • Air Force: Training

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many hours of training were required for those flying (a) fast jets, (b) transport aircraft and (c) helicopters in the RAF in each year since 2003.

  • Aircraft Carriers: Design

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what specifications are included in the design of British aircraft carriers to enable them to absorb battle damage shock in the (a) superstructure, (b)...

  • Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any Minister has made an authorisation under section 48 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.

  • Armed Forces: Deployment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of the (a) Army, (b) Navy and (c) Royal Air Force exceeded the guidelines for individual separated service in the latest period for which...

  • Armed Forces: Deployment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average length of non-combat deployment for servicemen and women stationed within the UK is, not including short-term training exercises, that...

  • Armed Forces: Deployment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK service personnel were deployed on operations, broken down by location of deployment, at the most recent date for which figures are available.

  • Armed Forces: Health Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has to provide a new swimming pool at Defence Medical Service Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court.

  • Armed Forces: Health Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was paid out by his Department for medical negligence claims made by (a) service personnel and (b) service dependants relating to their...

  • Armed Forces: Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2008, Official Report, column 288W, on armed forces: housing, what was being repaired in the case of the call-out...

  • Armed Forces: Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service family accommodation units that are both earmarked for disposal or demolition and no longer in use as family accommodation are within a...

  • Armed Forces: Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of the proceeds from the sale of his Department's former housing and other land, subsequently sold by Annington estates, was passed to the...

  • Armed Forces: Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department paid Annington estates in (a) rent and (b) costs of maintenance of residential dwellings in each year since the company...

  • Armed Forces: Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what mechanisms are in place to ensure that the Government receive from Annington estates or Annington Homes Ltd a percentage of the profit which the...

  • Armed Forces: Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department paid for improvements and modernisation of residential dwellings owned by Annington Homes Ltd in Colchester constituency which...

  • Armed Forces: Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department paid for improvements and modernisation of residential dwellings owned by Annington Homes Ltd in Colchester constituency in each...

  • Armed Forces: Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many former residential properties of his Department were handed back for sale in each year since acquisition by Annington estates.

  • Armed Forces: Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the former Ministry of Defence dwellings in Colchester constituency which have been returned to Annington Homes have subsequently been demolished.

  • Armed Forces: Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 19 March 2008, Official Report, column 514W, on Colchester, how many of his Department's former residential properties in...

  • Armed Forces: Income Support

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many servicemen and women are in receipt of income support; and if he will make a statement.

  • Armed Forces: Influenza

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total medical stock requirement is of the armed forces in the event of an influenza pandemic, broken down by type of medical stock; whether all...

  • Armed Forces: Insurance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what level of insurance protection for injury or death may be obtained by (a) Territorial Army and (b) regular Army personnel on operational...

  • Armed Forces: Leave

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers did not take their full entitlement to annual leave in each year since 1997.

  • Armed Forces: Leave

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers carried over leave to the next leave year in each year since 1997.

  • Armed Forces: Manpower

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many units in each branch of the armed forces do not have an assigned unit welfare officer; (2) what the average number of individuals...

  • Armed Forces: Pay

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) soldiers, (b) sailors and (c) airmen were paid late in each year since 1997.

  • Armed Forces: Pay

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces veterans had their terminal benefits paid late in each year since 1997.

  • Armed Forces: Prison Accommodation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the cost of the Military Corrective Training Centre, Colchester was in the latest 12 month period for which figures are available; (2) what...

  • Armed Forces: Prison Accommodation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the salary scales are for members of the armed forces employed at the Military Correction Training Centre, Colchester.

  • Armed Forces: Publications

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library copies of the joint service publications (a) JSP 350, (b) JSP 362, (c) JSP 368 and (d) JSP 381.

  • Armed Forces: Training

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of training new recruits to the armed forces to meet the rate of resignations as a percentage of each force's total...

  • Armed Forces: Training

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of armed forces training exercises were cancelled in 2007-08.

  • Armed Forces: Training

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of likely savings as a result of the Defence training review over the next 25 years.

  • Armed Forces: Uniforms

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will ensure that pelts used to provide bearskin do not come from mother bears shot in front of their cubs; and if he will make a statement.

  • Armed Forces: Uniforms

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the alternatives to using bearskin for the manufacture of Guards' caps; and if he will make a statement.

  • Armed Forces: Widowed People

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces widows voluntarily surrendered their pensions on remarriage or cohabitation in each of the last five years; and what the associated...

  • Armoured Fighting Vehicles

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent estimate is of the cost of the (a) Bulldog and (b) Vector vehicle programmes.

  • Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence at how many events held by his Department (a) wine and (b) Fairtrade wine were served in the last three years; and what assessment his Department has...

  • Departmental Contracts

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which companies have been awarded contracts by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies for (i) IT projects and (ii) human resources projects in each of...

  • Departmental Data Protection

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he takes when it appears that personal data held by his Department has been (a) lost and (b) disclosed without authorisation; and if he will...

  • Departmental Databases

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many requests his Department has received in each year since 1997 from the National Audit Office for access to databases containing personal...

  • Departmental Domestic Visits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what visits he made to (a) Harrogate International Centre, (b) International Conference Centre, Birmingham, (c) Manchester Central, (d) Scottish...

  • Departmental Early Retirement

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the arrangements are for (a) communication of pension entitlement, (b) payment of lump sum payment and (c) confirmation of pension estimate for...

  • Departmental Early Retirement

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many officials from his Department retired under the voluntary early redundancy scheme on 31 March 2008; what proportion of them were not paid their...

  • Departmental Pay

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 1 April 2008, Official Report, columns 734-35W, what paid leave entitlements apply to casual staff in his Department.

  • Departmental Sick Leave

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many days sick leave were taken on average by staff in his Department in each of the last five years.

  • Departmental Sustainable Development

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department is on course to meet sustainable operations on the Government estate targets (a) to source at least 10 per cent. of its...

  • Departmental Sustainable Development

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether his Department has adopted the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management Programme or plans to do so in the next 12 months; (2) whether his...

  • Departmental Sustainable Development

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department is working towards an accredited certified environmental management system (a) for its whole estate and (b) in some of its buildings.

  • Departmental Telephone Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) 0800, (b) 0845 and (c) 0870 telephone numbers for the public are in use by (i) his Department and (ii) agencies which report to his Department.

  • Departmental Video Conferencing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will set a target to increase the use of video-conferencing by his Department to reduce the need to travel to meetings.

  • EC Defence Policy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the remit of the EU Contributors' Committee is; upon what authority it is established; who the chair is; which countries are represented on the...

  • Electronic Government

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether mechanisms are in place to monitor the extent to which his Department's (a) internal and (b) external (i) correspondence and (ii) distribution...

  • Gurkha Welfare Trust: Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department contributed to the Gurkha Welfare Trust in each of the last three years; what evaluation he has carried out of the Trust's work;...

  • Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many troops deployed to Iraq (a) were entitled to operational allowance and (b) received operational allowance in each year since its inception.

  • Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the mission statement is for British troops in Iraq.

  • Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Territorial Army and Reservist personnel who have been deployed on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have not undertaken Operational Training...

  • Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many returnees from (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan have been unable to take post-operational tour leave in accordance with the terms set out in the...

  • Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether leave for troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan is counted from the time that a person (a) leaves for the airhead, (b) arrives at the...

  • Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he issues posthumous medals for service personnel who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan while showing courage above and beyond the course of duty.

  • Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his statement of 1 April 2008, Official Report, column 629, on Iraq, whether (a) military personnel or (b) civilian personnel were...

  • Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many violent incidents were reported in (a) Dhi Qar, (b) Muthanna, (c) Maysan and (d) Basra provinces in each of the last six months.

  • Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether British troops are deployed protecting (a) oil installations and (b) the port of Shalamchah in southern Iraq.

  • Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any requests have been made by (a) the US and (b) the Iraqi military that the British Army redeploys into central Basra.

  • Kosovo: Peacekeeping Operations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK personnel were deployed to Kosovo in each month since August 2007; how many of those deployed received special training for civilian...

  • Kosovo: Peacekeeping Operations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what command relationship has been agreed between the Kosovo Force and the EU rule of law civilian mission to Kosovo.

  • Languages

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's expenditure on language training was in each year since 1997.

  • Military Aircraft: Helicopters

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many life-flying hours have been completed by the (a) Apache Attack helicopter, (b) Gazelle, (c) Lynx Mk3, (d) Lynx Mk7, (e) Lynx Mk8, (f) Lynx...

  • Military Bases: Colchester

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions his Department has had with the Ministry of Justice on using space at the Military Corrective Training Centre at Colchester to...

  • Mineral Waters

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many litres of bottled water were purchased by his Department in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

  • MOD Aberporth: Manpower

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the workforce strength at MOD Aberporth is.

  • Navy: Piracy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in how many incidents of tackling piracy the Royal Navy was involved in each of the last five years; and what the date (a) and (b) location of each...

  • Official Engagements

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his official engagements were from 25 February to 1 April 2008.

  • Press Offices

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of the press offices of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies were in each year since 1996-97;...

  • Public Expenditure

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the forecast cost increase of £1.7 billion in his Department's budget will be spent on; and over what time period.

  • Rackspace

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the value was of each contract awarded to Rackspace by (a) his Department (b) its agencies in each of the last nine years.

  • RAF Menwith Hill

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what conditions in the agreement with the US for its use of (a) RAF Menwith Hill and (b) RAF Fylingdales would apply in the event of its premature...

  • Reserve Forces

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the Answer of 24 July 2006, Official Report, columns 782-90W, on reserve forces, what the (a) actual strength and (b) unit...

  • Reserve Forces: Health Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many medical reservists there were in (a) 1997 and (b) 2008.

  • Royal Irish Regiment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the Home Service Royal Irish Regiment part-time (a) soldiers and (b) officers serving on 1 September 2006 had (i) 0 to five years service,...

  • Somalia: Piracy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of pirate activity in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia; and if he will make a statement.

  • Somalia: Politics and Government

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of (a) the security situation in Somalia and (b) the required (i) size and (ii) makeup of a military deployment...

  • Warships

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2008, Official Report, columns 350-51W, when the decision not to accept the recommendation of his Department's 1998...