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waters remain to be resolved ; in what way these differ from those already resolved by Scottish and Welsh Offices in relation to the transfer of their responsibilities to Historic Scotland and CADW respectively ; and when he now expects the transfer to English Heritage to proceed.

Mr. Brooke : The issues which remain to be resolved relate to the legal and resource implications of transferring to English Heritage the functions currently undertaken by my Department. Assuming early resolution of these issues, I expect a transfer to take place later this year.

Sir Cranley Onslow : To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what steps his Department has taken to ensure the publication of information derived from the fieldwork undertaken by licensees on protected wreck sites, over and above what is listed in his Department's booklet "Guide to Historic Wreck Sites" designated under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973.

Mr. Brooke : Licensees are encouraged to publish fieldwork information in appropriate archaeological journals and depost copies of their reports with the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Applicants' intentions as regards publication are taken into account by the Advisory Committee on Historic Wreck Sites when assessing applications for licences to carry out investigations of designated sites.

World Heritage Committee

Mr. Enright : To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage why no United Kingdom representative stood as a candidate for the World Heritage Committee last year.

Mr. Sproat : While the Government fully support the world heritage convention, and have played an active part in nominating sites for inclusion in the world heritage list--there are 10 English world heritage sites--we do not at present consider it necessary to seek election to the World Heritage Committee.

Mr. Enright : To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage how many World Heritage Committee meetings have been (a) held and (b) attended by his Department in the past 10 years.

Mr. Sproat : The World Heritage Committee meets annually. My Department, and the Department of the Environment before April 1992, has not attended any of the Committee's meetings in the past five years. The Department of the Environment may have attended earlier meetings, but neither my Department nor the DoE has a record of attendances prior to 1989.

Bletchley Park

Mr. Allason : To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what representations he has received concerning Bletchley park and the future of a national intelligence museum.

Mr. Sproat : The Department of National Heritage has received a number of letters about the proposal to create a museum at Bletchley park associated with intelligence work once carried out there. The future of the site at Bletchley part in a matter for the Secretary of State for the Environment and British Telecom plc, the joint owners of the site. Both have given their support for establishing a lasting reminder of the work carried out by Bletchley park during the second world war.


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National Lottery

Ms Mowlam : To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage which of the bids for the licence to operate the national lottery received by the Director-General of Oflot undertake to pay off the start-up costs within the first few months.

Mr. Sproat : It is not appropriate for me to comment on any of the details contained in the applications for the licence to operate the national lottery.

Mr. Illsley : To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what restrictions can be placed on the sale of national lottery tickets by (a) hospital shops where the sale of tickets might detract from the hospital's own charities and (b) landlords on whose premises ticket outlets are sited where the landlord disagrees with such sales.

Mr. Sproat [holding answer 30 March 1994] : Restrictions can be placed on the place of sale of national lottery tickets by regulations under section 12 of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993. The National Lottery Regulations 1994 (SI 1994 No. 189) were laid before Parliament on 9 February and will come into force on 1 April 1994. Sales by (a) and (b) are not prohibited under the regulations.

Longford Hall

Mr. Tony Lloyd : To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will make a statement on English Heritage's decision not to attend the public inquiry on the future status of Longford hall, Stretford as a listed building.

Mr. Sproat [holding answer 30 March 1994] : Any decision whether or not to attend a public inquiry is one for English Heritage to take in the light of the circumstances, including whether the case for preservation is likely to be made effectively by other parties. In this case, English Heritage has undertaken to submit a written statement to the inquiry.

Mr. Tony Lloyd : To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what work was defined as in need of urgent attention by English Heritage when their officers visited Longford hall, Stretford on 12 May 1993 ; what was the value of that work ; when the work was completed ; and what discussions have taken place since that time between English Heritage and Trafford council.

Mr. Sproat [holding answer 30 March 1994] : English Heritage's report included a schedule of repairs to the whole building totalling £62,500. Some £5,000 of this related to the most urgent works to the original part of the hall, and those works were completed by Trafford metropolitan borough council in January this year. English Heritage has had no discussions with the council since it inspected the works on 21 January, and advised that certain further minor works were necessary. All the works carried out were designed to ensure that there would be no further deterioration pending a decision by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment on the future of the hall.

Tourism

Mr. Quentin Davies : To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will make a statement on the effects of the electricity at work regulations on the tourism industry.


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Mr. Sproat [holding answer 11 March 1994] : In my inquiry, begun last summer, into which regulations were most damaging to the tourism industry, the damage caused by the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, in the opinion of the tourism industry itself, ranked high. In fact, it was one of the seven most worrying regulatory problems identified by the industry. The core of the problem was perceived to be requirements for every movable piece of electrical equipment--for example, in hotel bedrooms --to be inspected, at three-month, six-month or 12-month intervals, tested by a qualified electrician, at a cost of some £3.50 per item, and for a sticker to be put on the movable electrical items, saying it had passed inspection on the date in question. One hotel chain had spent £350,000 on paying for such inspections in 1992.

I therefore asked the Department of Employment, which has responsibility for the Electricity at Work Regulations to look into the problem. This it did. It is now clear that the relevant requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations are vastly different from what the tourism industry, through no fault of its own, had understood those requirements to be. The most relevant requirement is simply that electricial equipment used at work must be maintained in a safe condition, so far as is reasonably practicable. There is no requirement whatsoever to have every movable electrical item checked by a qualified electrician every three or six months. There is no requirement for such equipment to have stickers on it giving details of the inspection. There is therefore no requirement for a fee to be paid for every movable piece of electrical equipment so inspected. Much of what is required can be achieved by a simple visual inspection


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carried out from time to time by a responsible person such as a proprietor. In higher-risk areas such as kitchens or workshops it is likely that there will also be a need for some limited testing. However, the frequency of this would be far less than for a visual examination.

The Health and Safety Executive has recently produced a clearly written booklet, specially designed for accommodation providers, setting out the facts. I am glad to say also that the HSE is currently consulting members of the tourism industry about the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, as part of a wider review of health and safety at work legislation, prompted by the deregulation initiative.

Inheritance Tax

Mr. Faulds : To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will list the objects and property accepted in satisfaction of inheritance tax during the financial year ended 31 March ; and if, in listing these, he will specify (a) the amount of tax satisfied in each case, (b) whether any offers of objects carried conditions as to destination, (c) the dates in each case of the recommendations received by him from the Museums and Galleries Commission for the acceptance of objects, (d) the total for the financial year of the tax this satisfied and (e) how much of this total was covered in the public accounts by means of resort to the reserve in accordance with Government policy as announced on 26 July 1985, Official Report, column 779.

Mr. Sproat [pursuant to his reply, 29 March 1994, Official Report, c. 622-23] : The information requested is as follows


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Item                             |Tax satisfied       |Conditions or wishes|Date of MGC                              

                                 |(£)                                      |recommendation                           

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Painting by Agar                 |7,000.00            |Unconditional       | 9 November 1992                         

Brogyntyn manuscript             |50,505.00           |Conditional         |11 June 1993                             

Collection of glass              |172,150.00          |Conditional         |21 July 1992                             

Gomm library furniture           |152,257.64          |Wish                |11 October 1993                          

Haydn manuscripts                |66,656.00           |Conditional         |30 March 1993                            

Painting by Herring              |10,500.00           |Unconditional       |21 July 1993                             

Miniature portrait by Hilliard   |140,000.00          |Unconditional       | 1 July 1993                             

Wrest Park Papers and two albums |266,000.00          |Wish                | 3 June 1993                             

Richmond Race Cup                |15,400.00           |Conditional         |14 July 1993                             

Portrait by Romney               |105,000.00          |Unconditional       |16 November 1992                         

Schudi Harpsichord               |10,500.00           |Conditional         |30 March 1993                            

Two hats by Agar                 |3,500.00            |Conditional         |16 September 1992                        

Two paintings by Vuillard        |280,000.00          |Unconditional       |22 April 1993                            

Sketchbooks by Ardizzonne        |51,046.00           |Unconditional       | 8 April 1993                            

Painting by Constable            |196,000.00          |Conditional         |11 November 1993                         

Portrait by Lawrence             |96,320.00           |Unconditional       |22 October 1993                          

Land at Sheringham               |97,560.00           |Conditional         |n/a                                      

Portrait by Gainsborough         |1,114,600.00        |Conditional         | 5 February 1992                         

The total expenditure for the 1993-94 financial year was £3,114, 600. This includes a further payment of £316,605.36 for a painting "Weeping Woman" by Picasso which was accepted in 1986-87. Acceptance of the Gainsborough portrait was made possible by a call on the reserve of £1,114,600, being the total amount from the reserve this financial year.

A press notice has been issued today announcing the most recent acceptances of the Ardizzonne sketchbooks, the paintings by Constable and Lawrence, the land at Sheringham and the additional Picasso payment.


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DEFENCE

Appointments

Mr. Matthew Taylor : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will list the organisations and individuals outside his Department who are sent information on, or consulted about, individuals who are, or may be, proposed to the Minister for appointment to posts for which a Minister has to approve the person appointed or the shortlist for the appointment ;

(2) if he will list each appointment for which a Minister has to approve the appointment or shortlist for the appointment, showing for each appointment (a) which


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Minister exercises the responsibility, (b) the salary, if any, attached to the post, (c) the term of the appointment and (d) the person currently appointed to the post ;

(3) if he will list the organisations and individuals who have been asked, since June 1992, to submit names of individuals to be considered for appointments to paid and unpaid posts for which a Minister has to approve the person or shortlist for the appointment ;

(4) what information his Department holds or obtains relating to individuals who have been appointed, or may be considered for appointment, to paid or unpaid posts for which a Minister has to approve the person or shortlist for the appointment, in particular relating to active involvement in (a) extreme left-wing organisations, (b)


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extreme right-wing organisations and (c) involvement in any of the political parties represented in the House of Commons ; (5) what procedures his Department has to prevent the possible appointment of individuals with extreme political views to posts for which a Minister has to approve the person or shortlist for the appointment.

Mr. Hanley : The appointments to public bodies for which MOD Ministers are responsible are as follows. Where appointees have already given their agreements to their names being publicised these are shown below. I will write to the hon. Member once all other appointees have indicated whether or not they are content also to give such agreement.


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Name of body                          |Appointment                                                            

                                                                                                              

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The RAF Museum                        |Chairman and                                                           

                                      |Trustees                                                               

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                              

Oil and Pipelines Agency              |Chairman and                                                           

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                              

Advisory Council for the RN           |Chairman                                                               

 Engineering College Manadon                                                                                  

                                                                                                              

Anglo/Scottish/Welsh-American         |Chairman                                                               

 Community Relations Committees                                                                               

                                                                                                              

Defence Scientific Advisory Council   |Chairman                                                               

 and Committees                                                                                               

                                                                                                              

National Employer Liaison Committee   |Chairman                                                               

                                                                                                              

Nuclear Powered Warships Safety       |Chairman                                                               

 Committee                                                                                                    

                                                                                                              

Nuclear Weapons Safety Committee      |Chairman                                                               

                                                                                                              

Meteorological Committees             |Chairman and                                                           

                                      |Board Members                                                          

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                              

Independent Board of Visitors for the |Chairman and                                                           

 Corrective Training Centre and RN    |Board Members                                                          

 Detention Quarters                                                                                           

                                                                                                              

United Kingdom Polar Medal            |Chairman and                                                           

Assessment Committee                  |Board Members                                                          

In general, my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Defence is responsible for these appointments, but this may be delegated in practice to other Ministers on an ad hoc basis. Remuneration is


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detailed in "Public Bodies", a copy of which is held in the Library of the House. Appointments are generally for a three -year term. My Department consults widely in seeking the most appropriate candidates for public appointments. We find


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the views of current chairmen of the organisations concerned particularly valuable and also consult the lists of willing potential appointees held by the public appointments unit when appropriate. My Department also takes full account of background and experience when considering individuals for public appointments, and consults as widely as is considered necessary. We seek to appoint the most suitable available candidates in each case.

AIDS

Mr. Davidson : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consideration he is giving to amending the existing Government policy on no compulsory HIV/AIDS testing of service personnel ; what factors have led him to maintain the current position ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Hanley : My Department has no plans to change the policy of voluntary HIV/AIDS testing of service personnel.

Drug Testing

Mr. Davidson : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects a decision to be made on whether random drug tests will be made compulsory ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Hanley : My Department is currently working on plans for the introduction of compulsory random drug tests in the armed forces. There is still detailed work to be carried out and it is therefore too early to say when further announcements will be made.

Service Personnel

Mr. Jim Cunningham : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel are employed on the (a) Eurofighter 2000, (b) Trident, (c) Rapier, (d) Field Standard C and (e) Warrior projects.

Mr. Aitken : The number of service personnel in the Procurement Executive employed directly in the management of these projects is as follows :


Project                 |Service            

                        |personnel          

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Eurofighter 2000        |103                

Trident                 |39                 

Rapier Field Standard C |3                  

Warrior                 |1                  

It is not possible without disproportionate cost to identify all service personnel involved in supporting these projects throughout the Department.

Hawk Trainer Aircraft

Mr. Vaz : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether an agreement with India for the purchase of the Hawk trainer aircraft has now been finalised ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Aitken : The Indian air force has a requirement for an advanced jet trainer for which the British Aerospace Hawk is one of the competitors. We are not aware that the Indian Government have yet decided which aircraft to purchase to meet the requirement.


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Reserve Forces

Mr. Colvin : To ask the Secretary of state for Defence what is the established strength of the Territorial Army, the Royal Naval Reserve including the Royal Marine Reserve and the Royal Air Force Reserve ; and what are their actual strengths.

Mr. Hanley : As at 1 January 1994, the established and actual strengths of the volunteer reserve forces were as follows :


                                 |Established|Actual                 

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Royal Naval Reserve<1>           |4,700      |4,103                  

Royal Marines Reserve            |1,220      |1,049                  

Royal Naval Auxiliary Service<2> |2,199      |2,200                  

Territorial Army<3>              |63,950     |63,819                 

Royal Air Force Reserve<4>       |2,209      |1,768                  

<1> Excludes University Royal Naval Units.                           

<2> Due to disband on 31 March 1994.                                 

<3> Includes the Officer Training Corps. Excludes the Home Service   

Part Time element of the Royal Irish Regiment and Non Regular        

Permanent Staff.                                                     

<4> Excludes the University Air Squadrons.                           

Mr. Colvin : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the annual cost, and likely future costs of (a) the Territorial Army, (b) the Royal Naval Reserve, (c) the Royal Marine Reserve, (d) the Royal Auxiliary Air Force and (e) the Territorial and Volunteer Reserve Association.

Mr. Hanley : The full cost of maintaining the reserve forces-- including such things as equipment development, fuel, ammunition, accommodation and utilities, food or transport--could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The figures for pay, allowances, earnings-related national insurance contributions and training bounties are as follows :


                          |1992-93  |1993-94  |1994-95            

                          |actual   |forecast |estimate           

                          |£ million|£ million|£ million          

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Territorial Army<1>       |134.2    |128.0    |114.2              

Royal Naval Reserve<2>    |9.5      |8.7      |9.0                

Royal Marine Reserve      |2.4      |2.2      |2.2                

Royal Auxiliary Air Force                                         

 and RAF Volunteer                                                

 Reserve                  |4.6      |4.2      |4.4                

TAVRA<3>                  |15.8     |15.6     |15.3               

<1> Excludes the Home Service Part Time element of the Royal      

Irish Regiment, and Non Regular Permanent Staff.                  

<2> Excludes the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service, which is due to   

disband on 31 March 1994.                                         

<3> The Territorial Auxiliary Volunteer Reserve Associations (    

TARVAs) costs include salaries, heating, lighting and consumables,

 and vehicles.                                                    

Mr. Colvin : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the command structure, and who is in charge, of the regular reserve.

Mr. Hanley : The services do not have command structures dealing solely with members of the regular reserve forces. In peacetime, all personal documentation is held by the appropriate service personnel authority. On mobilisation, a reservist would become subject to the command structure of the unit to which he was assigned.

Mr. Colvin : To ask the Secretary of S4State for Defence what Territorial Army units are under two thirds recruited ; and what proposals exist to improve their recruitment or disband the units.


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Mr. Hanley : The following Territorial Army units are under two thirds recruited :

202 Field Hospital

203 Field Hospital

204 Field Hospital

When the future of the TA is announced later this year, and the prospects for the above units are known, appropriate action will be taken.

Additional funding may be made to units two thirds below strength for national and regional recruiting campaigns. There are no current plans to disband units which are two thirds below strength.

Mr. Colvin : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the strength of (a) the Regular Army Reserve, (b) the Royal Naval Reserve and (c) the Royal Auxiliary Air Force Reserve.

Mr. Hanley : On 1 January 1994, the strengths of the regular reserve forces of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force were as follows :


                     |Strength         

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Royal Fleet Reserve  |3,476            

Army Reserve         |44,882           

Air Force Reserve<2> |15,560           

<1> The regular reserve forces do not  

include service pensioners with a      

recall liability, who are governed     

separately. The Army's long-term       

reserve is also separate. Neither      

category is included in the figures    

given in the answer.                   

<2> The Royal Air Force Reserve        

includes ex-regular officers; Royal    

Fleet Reserve and Regular Army Reserve 

do not.                                

Mr. Colvin : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of those reservists of the regular reserve receiving a call-out over the past five years have reported to their operational base.

Mr. Hanley : The only time in the past five years that members of the regular reserve have been called out was during the Gulf conflict. On that occasion my Department sent letters to appropriate ex-regulars seeking volunteers for service. Following this, some 770 individuals were taken into service. Additionally, a limited compulsory call-out resulted in a further 133 individuals being taken into service. Only two of those individuals to whom call-out papers were sent failed to respond without an immediately acceptable reason. It is not possible to break down any of these figures between regular reserves and other former regular personnel.

Mr. Colvin : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the role of the eight Territorial Army battalions in the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps and their likely deployment times.


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Mr. Hanley : The role of the eight Territorial Army battalions in the Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps is to conduct security tasks in the rear area of the battle zone as required by ARRC headquarters. These will include such tasks as the defending key logistic installations and supply routes. The likely deployment time is 90 days from mobilisation.

Mr. Colvin : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the operational role of the Territorial Army battalions other than those in the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps.

Mr. Hanley : The 28 Territorial Army battalions which do not have an operational role in the Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps have a national defence role. In terms of the three defence roles, this can be considered as :

(a) Defence Role 1. To carry out a wide range of tasks including Military Alliance operations and Military Aid to the Civil Authorities (MACA) in peace, tension and war. To provide the framework for the reconsitution, regeneration and expansion of forces.

(b) Defence Roles 2 and 3. To be prepared to augment or reinforce national, United Nations or Alliance operations.

Mr. Colvin : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what are the conditions of call-up and service of the regular reserves.

Mr. Hanley : The principal conditions of call-out of those former members of the regular services who have a reserve liability as a consequence of their service in the regular forces, including service pensioners who are liable to recall, are laid down in the different authorities according to service and rank as follows :

(i) For former officers of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, in two Orders in Council made in 1962 and 1982 ;

(ii) For former officers of the Army, in the Pay Warrant 1964 ; (

(iii) For former officers of the Royal Air Force, in the Reserve Forces Act 1980.

(iv) For former other ranks of all three Services, in the Reserve Forces Act 1980.

These provisions are summarised in the tables below. The first column lists the category of personnel ; the second records the authority for the call- out ; the third describes the circumstances in which call-out is permitted ; and the fourth indicates the maximum duration of service once called out.

The Ministry of Defence is preparing legislation on the reserve forces, which we hope to be able to introduce in the 1994-95 session. This will include measures to simplify the present arrangements for the call-out or recall of former regular service personnel.


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Former members of the Royal Air Force, other than officers                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                               |Force                                         |Authority for                                 |Description of                                                                               

                                                                                              |call-out                                      |call-out                                                                                     

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1.                                             |Men of the Air Force Reserve                  |RFA 80, s.10(1)                               |If it appears to Her Majesty that National                                                   

                                               |RFA 80, s.10(4)                               |Danger is imminent or a great                 |"Until Her Majesty no longer requires his                                                    

                                                                                              |emergency has arisen                          |services" (RFA 80, (s.21(1) or                                                               

                                                                                                                                             |"The remainder unexpired of his term of                                                      

                                                                                                                                             | service in the Air Force Reserve"                                                           

                                                                                                                                             | (RFA 80, s.21(2))                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                               |RFA 80, s.11(1)                               |When warlike operations are in preparation    |Up to twelve months in aggregate (RFA 80,                                                    

                                                                                              |or in progress                                |s.13(1))-                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                             |"but not more than the remainder                                                             

                                                                                                                                             | unexpired of his term of service in the                                                     

                                                                                                                                             | Air Force Reserve" (RFA 80, s.21(2))                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                              |RFA 80, s.20(1)                               |For home defence service. (i.e. service in the                                               

                                                                                              |United Kingdom, Channel Islands or            |"Until Her Majesty no longer requires his                                                    

                                                                                              |Isle of Man in the event of an actual or      |services", (RFA 80, s.21(1)); or                                                             

                                                                                              |Apprehended attack on the United              |"the remainder unexpired of his term in                                                      

                                                                                              |Kingdom-RFA 80 s.156(1))                      |the Air Force Reserve" (RFA 80,                                                              

                                                                                                                                             |s.21(2))                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                              |RFA 80, s.23(1)                               |To aid the civil power in the preservation of                                                

                                                                                              |the public peace                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                              |RFA 80, s.38                                  |For training                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                             |(RFA 80, s.38(b)); and                                                                       

                                                                                                                                             |"For such other periods as may be                                                            

                                                                                                                                             | prescribed, none of which shall exceed                                                      

                                                                                                                                             | 36 hours without the consent of the                                                         

                                                                                                                                             | person in question" (RFA 80, s.38(6))                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

2.                                             |Air Force Pensioners                          |RFA 80, ss.31;32;                             |Whenever men of the Air Force Reserve                                                        

                                               |33                                            |have been called-out for permanent            |Order in Council declare to be the end of                                                    

                                                                                              |service under s.10 or s.20(1)                 |the emergency which was the occasion of                                                      

                                                                                                                                             |the calling-out permanent service of                                                         

                                                                                                                                             |persons of the reserve in question."                                                         

                                                                                                                                             |(RFA 80, s.32(4)(b))                                                                         


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Former officers of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                              |Force                                        |Authority for                                |Description of                                                                             

                                                                                            |call-out                                     |call-out                                                                                   

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1.                                            |Royal Navy officers-                         |Order in Council of                          |"In the event of actual or apprehended                                                     

 Emergency and retired                        |27 June 1962                                 |attack on the United Kingdom"                |can be extended to up to five years)                                                       

 lists                                        |(NL(R)838.61)                                                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                            |Order in Council of                                                                                                                      

                                              |18 May 1982                                  |preparation or in progress"                  |sees fit                                                                                   

                                              |(D/NMT/133/33)                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

2.                                            |Royal Marines officers-                      |Order in Council of                          |"In the event of actual or apprehended                                                     

 Emergency and retired                        |27 June 1962                                 |attack on the United Kingdom"                | can be extended to up to five years)                                                      

 lists                                        |(NL(R)838.61)                                                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                              |Order in Council of                          |"Whenever warlike operations are in          |For such period as the Admiralty Board                                                     

                                              |18 May 1982                                  |preparation or in progress"                  |sees fit                                                                                   

                                              |(D/NMT/133/1/33)                                                                                                                                                                       


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Former members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, other than officers                                                                                                                                                          

                                             |Force                                       |Authority for                               |Description of                                                                           

                                                                                          |call-out                                    |call-out                                                                                 

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1.                                           |Royal Fleet Reserve                         |RFA 80, s.10(1)                             |If it appears to her Majesty that national                                               

 (Special class)                             |RFA 80, s.10(4)                             |danger is imminent or a great emergency     |extendable to up to five years (RFA 80,                                                  

                                                                                          |  has arisen                                |s.17(2))                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                             |RFA 80, s.11(1)                             |When warlike operations are in preparation  |Up to twelve months in aggregate (RFA 80,                                                

                                                                                          | or in progress                             | s.13(3))                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                          |RFA 80, s.37                                |For training                                                                             

                                                                                                                                       | s.37(3))                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

2.                                           |Royal Fleet Reserve                         |RFA 80, s.10(1)                             |If it appears to Her Majesty that national                                               

(Ordinary class)                             |RFA 80,s.10(4)                              |danger is imminent or a great emergency     | extendable to up to five years (RFA 80,                                                 

                                                                                          |has arisen                                  | s.17(2))                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                          |RFA 80, s.16(1)                             |In the event of actual or apprehended attack                                             

                                             |on the United KIngdom                       |extendable to up to five years (RFA 80,                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                       |s.17(2))                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                          |RFA 80, s.37                                |For training                                                                             

                                                                                                                                       |s.37(3))                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

3.                                           |Naval Pensioners                            |RFA 80, s.30                                |In any emergency                                                                         

                                                                                                                                       |occasions the call-out                                                                   


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Former members of the Regular Army, other than officers                                                                                                                                                                               

                                              |Force                                        |Authority for                                |Description of                                                                             

                                                                                            |call-out                                     |call-out                                                                                   

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1.                                            |Men of the Army Reserve                      |RFA 80, s.10(1)                              |If it appears to Her Majesty that national                                                 

                                              |RFA 80, s.10(4)                              |danger is imminent or a great emergency      |"Until Her Majesty no longer requires his                                                  

                                                                                            |has risen                                    |services" (RFA 80, s.19(1)) or                                                             

                                                                                                                                          |Remainder of time due in Reserves                                                          

                                                                                                                                          |(RFA 80, s.19(2))                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                              |RFA 80, s.11(1)                              |"Whenever warlike operations are in          |"                                                                                          

                                                                                            |preparation or in progress                   | s.13(3))-                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                          |but not more than "the remainder                                                           

                                                                                                                                          |unexpired of his term in the Army                                                          

                                                                                                                                          |Reserve". (RFA 80, s.19(2))                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                              |RFA 80, s.18(1)                              |For home defence service (i.e. service in the|Up to the earlier of the following:                                                        

                                                                                            |United Kingdom, Channel Islands or           |"Until Her Majesty no longer requires his                                                  

                                                                                            |Isle of Man in the event of an actual or     |services", (RFA 80, s.19(1)); or                                                           

                                                                                            |apprehended attack on the United             |"the remainder unexpired of his term in                                                    

                                                                                            |Kingdom-RFA 80, s.156(1))                    |the Army Reserve" (RFA 80, s.19(2))                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                            |RFA 80, s.23(1)                              |To aid the civil power in the preservation of                                              

                                                                                            |the public peace                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                            |RFA 80, s.38                                 |For training                                                                               

                                                                                                                                          |(RFA 80, s.38(a)); and                                                                     

                                                                                                                                          |"For such other periods as may be prescribed,                                              

                                                                                                                                          | none of which shall exceed                                                                

                                                                                                                                          | 36 hours without the consent of the                                                       

                                                                                                                                          | person in question" (RFA 80, s.38(b))                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

2.                                            |Army Pensioners                              |RFA 80, ss.31; 32;                           |Whenever men of the Army Reserve are                                                       

                                              |33                                           |called out for permanent service under       |Order in Council declare to be the end of                                                  

                                                                                            |s.10 or s.18(1)                              |the emergency which was the occasion of                                                    

                                                                                                                                          |the calling-out for permanent service of                                                   

                                                                                                                                          |persons of the reserve in question."                                                       

                                                                                                                                          |(RFA 80, s.32(4)(b))                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

3.                                            |Army Long Term Reserve                       |RFA 80, s.34                                 |Whenever men of the Army Reserve are                                                       

                                                                                            |called out for permanent service under       |date which Her Majesty may by Order in                                                     

                                                                                            |s.10 or s.18(1)                              |Council declare to be the end of the                                                       

                                                                                                                                          |emergency which was the occasion of the                                                    

                                                                                                                                          |calling-out of the Army Reserve."                                                          

                                                                                                                                          |(RFA 80, s.34(3)(b))                                                                       


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Former Army officers                                                                                                                                                                                              

                                          |Force                                    |Authority for                            |Description of                                                                     

                                                                                    |call-out                                 |call-out                                                                           

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1.                                        |Class I of Regular Army                  |Pay Warrant 1964,                        |(i) For service in any part of the world                                           

 Reserve of officers                      |AC 14173,                                |when warlike operations are in                                                                                               

 (Most ex-Regular officers)               |Amendment 60                             |preparation or in progress                                                                                                   

                                          |Article 285a                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                    |(ii) For service in any part of the world|Until no longer required                                                           

                                                                                    |     if the Queen orders the call-out of                                                                                     

                                                                                    |     Army Reservists when it appears to                                                                                      

                                                                                    |     Her that national danger is imminent                                                                                    

                                                                                    |     or that a great emergency has arisen                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                    |(iii) For service in the United Kingdom  |Until no longer required                                                           

                                                                                    |      in defence of the United Kingdom in                                                                                    

                                                                                    |      the event of an actual or                                                                                              

                                                                                    |      apprehended attack                                                                                                     


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Former officers of the Royal Air Force                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                            |Force                                      |Authority for                              |Description of                                                                         

                                                                                        |call-out                                   |call-out                                                                               

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1. RAF Reserve of Officers                  |RFA 80, s.10(1)                            | If it appears to Her Majesty that national|Unitl no longer required                                                               

   (RAFRO)                                  |RFA 80, s.10(4)                            |danger is imminent or a great emergency                                                                                            

                                                                                        |has arisen                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

                                            |RFA 80, s.11(1)                            | When warlike operations are in preparation|Until no longer required                                                               

                                                                                        | or in progress                                                                                                                    

Mr. Colvin : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information is held about the location, availability and suitability for military service of the regular reserve.

Mr. Hanley : Information on the location, availability and suitability for military service of the regular reserves is held centrally by each service on computer. The information is regularly updated and includes details of home address, contact number, current employment, service history, medical history and specialist qualifications.

Yugoslavia

Sir Michael Neubert : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel are currently deployed (a) offshore and (b) on shore in the former Yugoslavia.

Mr. Hanley : There are currently some 3,000 British armed forces personnel deployed offshore and some 3,300 onshore in the former Yugoslavia. The first figure includes some 600 RAF personnel, based in Italy, in support of operations in theatre.

Indonesia (Military Advisers)

Mrs. Bridget Prentice : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many military advisers are currently stationed in Indonesia ; and how many serving officers are attached to the British embassy there.

Mr. Hanley : The United Kingdom has no military advisers in Indonesia. A colonel is attached to the British Embassy in Jakarta as defence attache , and has one warrant officer in support.

Atomic Weapons Establishment

Mr. Llew Smith : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the director of the Atomic Weapons Establishment sought permission to present evidence to the Atomic Weapons Establishment community inquiry held by Reading borough council on Aldermaston on 23 and 24 March ; and if he will arrange for a copy of the Atomic Weapons Establishment evidence to be placed in the Library.

Mr. Aitken : Hunting-BRAE, the contractor operating the AWE Aldermaston site on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, was invited to take part in the community inquiry held by Reading borough council on 23 and 24 March 1994 ; MOD agreed that the company should participate.

I shall arrange for a copy of the Hunting-BRAE submission to the inquiry to be placed in the Library shortly.


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