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Mr. Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of his departmental budget is allocated for expenditure on (a) the verification of nuclear arms agreements, (b) the dismantling of redundant nuclear weapons stocks, (c) research on the safe storage and transport of nuclear weapons and (d) the development of a new nuclear warhead or delivery vehicle for nuclear warheads (i) independently and (ii) in collaboration with the United States, using computer simulation facilities. 
Mr. Spellar: For financial year 2000-01, a total of £450,000 has been allocated to cover Man Training Days (MTDs) for Territorial Army units in the London Borough of Wandsworth. This reflects the levels of MTDs requested by the units themselves.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what security measures have been taken by his Department to ensure the safety of the UK military training team in Sierra Leone; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hoon: In view of the unstable security environment, the Short-Term Training Teams we have deployed to Sierra Leone include a contingent specifically tasked with Force Protection. British Forces have been provided with appropriate Rules of Engagement to allow them to defend themselves robustly if attacked.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to the Government of implementing Operation Basilica in Sierra Leone; and if he will make a statement. 
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Mr. Keetch: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people have been awarded the Victoria Cross since 1970; how many holders of the Victoria Cross are still living; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Key: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the contract was signed to fit the RAF Chinook helicopter fleet with flight data recorders; what the original date for completion was; what the current estimate is for date of completion; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Spellar [holding answer 20 July 2000]: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 18 November 1997, Official Report, columns 151-53W. The programme of work is due to be completed by the end of August 2001.
Mr. Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 14 June 2000, Official Report, column 10W, for what reason he did not provide information on the most recent date on which a new warship was ordered for the Royal Navy. 
Mr. Key: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what work his Department has commissioned from DERA on through-the-wall imaging systems; at what cost to his Department; and if he will make a statement. 
Dr. Moonie: The Ministry of Defence is currently conducting research into through wall imaging technology and techniques within both the Corporate and the Applied Research Programmes. In financial year 2000-01 this will amount to £370,000 in total. Work is planned to continue in this area.
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Mr. Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list those papers which have been removed by Ministry officials this year from Michael John Smith (PR 3345), in HMP Full Sutton. 
Dr. Moonie: No papers have been removed from the prison cell of Michael John Smith by Ministry officials. Papers containing classified information in connection with the criminal prosecution of Mr. Smith were removed from his cell by the prison authorities, who were advised and assisted by Ministry of Defence officials. A full list of all documents removed was provided to Mr. Smith by the prison authorities. I am withholding this list under Exemption 4c of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.
Dr. Moonie: On the advice of the Treasury Solicitor, any correspondence received directly from Mr. Smith to my officials is forwarded to them for attention. Mr. Smith's letter of 19 June has been the subject of subsequent correspondence between the Treasury Solicitor, who acts on behalf of the Ministry, and Messrs A. S. Law, who act on behalf of Mr. Smith.
Mr. Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on which dates Michael John Smith (PR 3345) in HMP Full Sutton was visited by MOD HQ Sy2 Directorate; for what purpose; and what opportunities were afforded to Mr. Smith to have a legal representative in attendance. 
Dr. Moonie: Searches of Mr. Smith's cell were conducted by the prison authorities on 15 and 23 June 2000. Ministry of Defence officials provided advice and assistance in relation to documents stored in the cell. The purpose of the searches was to remove classified information which Mr. Smith was not entitled to keep in his cell and to arrange for its secure storage within the prison. The documents were examined in a separate room, under the prison Governor's powers of search, which do not require the presence of a prisoner's legal representative. Mr. Smith and a member of the Board of Prison Visitors were present at the search on 15 June. Mr. Smith declined to be present at the search on the 23 June.
Mr. Key: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what sum his Department has paid to Archer in respect of the package 'O' contract for the Bowman Project in each month since April 1999; and if he will make a statement; 
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(4) what funding he will provide for the supply and support of the Bowman Project in (a) August and (b) September; and if he will make a statement; 
(5) what (a) legal and (b) financial provision he has made for redundancy following the expiry of the Bowman package 'O' contract at the end of July; and what forecast of redundancy numbers his Department has made in respect of the work force of (i) Archer, (ii) Racal, (iii) ITT and (iv) other contractors. 
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