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Select Committee on Public Administration Second Report


PATTERN OF ANSWERS LIST FOR SESSION 1998-99

DEFENCE

nodate SubjectComment qnocol.
12.12 Commercial confidentiality
(VC10 Fleet)
Precise cost of interior panels commercially confidential—withheld under exemption 7 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information; and see 2.12. [62091](cost of equipment processed) 62094188
27.12 Operational issues:Al Shifa Pharmaceutical factory Details of intelligence obtained from the US Government withheld under exemption 1 of the Code of Practice for Access to Government Information; and see 20.1[65661] 6146363
  16.12 Iraq (accuracy of bombing and safety of diplomats in Baghdad) Refusal to discuss detailed operational issues under exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information: and 16.12 [62657] 62656530
  25.3 Weight of ordnance fired Approximate weight of ordnance fired at Iraq between certain dates withheld under Exemption 1 of Code of Practice on Access to Government Information: and see 10.5 [82592](weight of ordnance dropped on Yugoslavia ) 78716331
  25.1 Operation Desert Fox—selection of targets Detailed operational issues not discussed—information withheld under exemption 1a (National Security and Defence) of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 660013
  14.4 YugoslaviaHow many missiles fired and at what cost withheld under Exemption 1a of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information (but question answered about bombs): and see 22.6 [87814](where number of bombs and missiles fired in operations against Yugoslavia given, but number of Cruise Missiles fired withheld) 80427242
  28.6 Strategic stockWhat percentage of UK ordnance stock used in Kosovo and replacement time of used stock withheld under Exemption 1a of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 8719610
314.1 Kuwait
(Air Base)
Details of discussions with the Government of Kuwait about the basing and activities of forces in Kuwait withheld under Section 1b (International Relations) of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 65377269
419.1 REME
(Chorley)
Names of officials responsible for particular advice not given under Exemption 2 (Internal discussion and advice) of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 65025391
  9.2   Advice from TAVRA on transfer of HQ battalion given in confidence and withheld under Exemption 2 (Internal Discussion and Advice) of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 69344128
525.1 HMS Ark RoyalEstimate of the cost of refit of HMS Ark Royal commercially sensitive, as negotiations continue; information withheld under exemption 7 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 6670010
626.1 Lieutenant Colonel K R Pople Action taken against member of armed services a matter for the person and the army authorities; information withheld under Exemption 12 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 67695169
728.1 CR GasDetails of circumstances in which CR Gas used in the past withheld under Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 67629329
  8.3   Rules of engagement and training details for CR gas withheld under Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 7425538
84.2 Departmental Legislation Convention that legislative proposals for each year are not announced before the Queen's Speech at the start of the relevant Session 68418731
924.2 Property Sales
(HMS Vernon)
Information on property sales confidential under exemption 14 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 72203296
1024.2 Publication Costs
(Defence Agencies)
Cost of production of Reports commercially confidential 71902299
1124.2 Alternative Assumptions Budget Programmes Not policy to disclose advice on Long Term Costing under Exemption 2 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 72196,
72195
302
124.3 Gun and Rocket Propellant Defence Scientific Advisory Committee's Report on manufacture of gun and rocket propellant withheld under Exemptions 2 and 13 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 73393865
134.3 Defence Strategic Plan Defence Strategic Plan is classified 74657872
148.3 US Visiting Forces !973 Cost Sharing Arrangement for US Visiting Forces confidential; details withheld under Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information; and see 26.7 [92943] (refusal to list current bilateral agreements). 7511544
158.3 Challenger 2Order for new tank round under competition and commercially confidential 7475945
169.3 Deployment:Fast Insertion Craft Details of numbers operated withheld under Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 72643115
  24.5 EurofightersDate of entry into service of full squadron of Eurofighters withheld under Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 825222
  24.6 Tomahawk missiles Details of number of Tomahawk missiles available withheld under Exemption 1a of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 87833453
  28.6 Future movement of units Information on future movement of units to Kosovo withheld under Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 881266
  2.11 Establishment strength Availability and numbers of armoured vehicles in front line units is classified and withheld under Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information: and see 2.11 [95968] (order and date of adaption of Trafalgar class submarines); 2.11 [95969; 95974] (delivery schedule and number used of Tomahawk missiles) 9596690
179.3 KosovoRules of engagement for extraction force confidential for security reasons 75796182
1815.3   Details of level of other Governments' contributions to project offices confidential and withheld under Exemption 1 of Part II of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 76125505
1917.3 RAF Special Storage Areas Location of areas withheld under Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information: policy of neither confirming nor denying presence of nuclear weapons at a particular time or place 77149690
2016.3 HMS VengeanceDate of Contractor's Sea Trials classified for security reasons 76234571
2118.3 RAF PerformanceRAF End of Year Performance Report withheld under Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 76736809
2222.3 IraqDetails of episode involving 16 year old Iraqi youth withheld under Exemption 12 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information (privacy of an individual) 7735318
2329.3 Ammunition
(Overseas Suppliers)
Costs of individual contracts commercially sensitive and withheld under Exemption 13 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 78187485
2421.4 NATO SummitDetails of UK's contribution to discussion of issues to be examined withheld under Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 81573563
2529.4 Future Pay Budget Planned expenditure on pay withheld while negotiations on civil service pay continue under Exemption 7 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 82514250
2629.4 Future Departmental Expenditure Details of future plans withheld under Exemption 2 of the Code on Access to Government Information 82516250
2730.4 Readiness timesDetailed information on readiness times of units withheld under Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information: and see 3.11 [96740;96741;96742] (specific operational readiness of ships) 82347277
2820.5 Mine countermeasures vessels Assessment of effect of delay on long-term cost of the upgrade is internal advice to ministers; disclosure withheld as prejudicial to negotiating position of Department with contractors and commercially confidential under Exemptions 2, 7 and 13 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information: and see 25.5 [84569;84519;84517] (same subject) 84506437
2921.5 Confidential information from foreign governments
(El Shifa)
Cannot discuss information received in confidence from foreign governments; information withheld under Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on access to Government Information 84763464
3026.5 NATO Forces
(Yugoslavia)
It is for other NATO member countries to provide information on their contribution of weapons and forces to NATO operations 83288146
3122.6 GM organisms research Names of Universities and Institutes contracted to carry out GM research by DERA withheld 84211326
3228.6 Flights of special nuclear material Number of flights of special nuclear material between UK and US withheld under Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 881427
3330.6 Mutual Defence Agreement
(Exchange of Information by Visit and Report)
All such exchanges are classified and details withheld under Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 88139159
3430.6 French nuclear stockpile stewardship programme Details of assistance given to France withheld under Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 88141162
351.7 Depleted uranium weapons Details of total stock of depleted uranium weapons withheld under Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 88889247
  1.7   Number of depleted uranium weapons held by British forces based in Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo withheld under Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 88963247
366.7 Antonov 124Whether an Antonov 124 would meet the Department's required in-service date of 2001 under the Strategic Short-Term Airlift Programme withheld because of confidentiality of tendering procedure under Exemption 13 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 88313432
3714.7 MOD hospital units Contracts relating to NHS and MoD hospitals withheld in order to safeguard the effective management and operations of the public service 88424226
3822.7 Proposed establishments of Army Headquarters Documents relating to this classified 91568;
92021
611
3919.10 Defence Research Programme Technology Audit Report Copy of Report withheld under Exemption 2 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 93863421
4025.10 Officials attending meetings
(Gulf War Veterans)
Names of US officials attending meetings withheld under Exemptions 1 and 12 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 93940;
93941;
93990
697
698
699
4125.10 Location of establishments Location of UK establishments where foreign military and police personnel trained withheld under Exemption 4 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 95336703
421.11 Settlements out of court Negotiations underway on settlement of action out of court; details withheld under Exemption 7 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 9688914
438.11 Strategic airlift Costs and offered capabilities withheld under Exemption 13 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 96746404
4410.11 Friend or Foe Identification System Estimated cost of upgrading the Friend or Foe Identification System withheld under Exemption 7 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 97137548




 
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