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Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 1 July 2002, Official Report, column 36W, if the Investment Approvals Board has further considered the Colchester Garrison PFI project; if he will make a statement on the outcome of the Board's considerations; and when it will next meet to consider this matter. 
Mr. Ingram: The Colchester Garrison PFI Project remains under review by the Investment Approvals Board (IAB), and an outcome of their considerations has not yet been reached. The IAB is scheduled to convene again on 12 August.
Mr. David Stewart: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of his Department's airfields in the UK have runways in excess of 1,800 metres in length; how many have a runway and taxiway bearing strength sufficient to take large civil aircraft; and if he will make a statement. 
Dr. Moonie: The table lists all Ministry of Defence airfields with runways in excess of 1,800 metres. 16 of these 34 airfields, indicated by '*', can in principle accommodate a large civil aircraft, such as a DC10. To give a specific answer on the capability of any of these airfields to take large civil aircraft, details would be required of the aircraft type, variant, Aircraft Classification Number (ACN), maximum all up weight and tyre pressure for the load to be carried, as well as details of crash category and handling equipment requirements.
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Dr. Moonie: I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave on 9 November 2001, Official Report, column 435W, to my hon. Friend the Member for Hendon (Mr. Dismore). A Statutory Instrument (SI) was made on 9 July 2002 which prohibits intrusive activity without licence on 11 vessels: HMS Bulwark, HMS Dasher, HMS Formidable, HMS Hampshire, HMS Natal, HMS A7, HMS Vanguard, HMS Affray, HMS Exmouth, HMS Royal Oak and H5, and in addition the U-boat U12, as representative of all U-boats lost in United Kingdom territorial waters. The SI prohibits intrusive activity without licence by UK national on a further five vessels: HMS Hood, HMS Prince of Wales, HMS Repulse, HMS Gloucester and RFA Sir Galahad which lie in international waters. These regulations come into force on 30 September 2002.
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Key Target 5: Quality
Group 2: Less than 1 per cent. failure
Group 3: Less than 5 per cent. failure
Greater than or equal to 45 per cent. of customers more than satisfied Key Target 6: Quantity
To make the necessary Agency contribution to the DLO Strategic Goal of reducing output costs by 20 per cent. by 2005 while ensuring that we continue to deliver and indeed where appropriate improve the quality of our outputs.
Performance indicator: The percentage of available trained personnel either filling established posts or on diversions for which there is an approved Manning and Training MarginGreater than or equal to 93.25 per cent.
Performance indicator: Percentage variation between actual trained strength and the authorised trained strength taken as an average over the financial yeartarget: No greater than or equal to ±1 per cent.
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Dr. Moonie: We plan to deploy a composite Territorial Army infantry platoon to Kabul in order to provide a protection platoon to the United Kingdom component to the International Security and Assistance Force. The platoon will comprise members of the Territorial Army who have volunteered to be called out for this task. They will be mobilised at the end of July and deployed for three months from the end of August. The deployment is in line with the policy of making the Territorial Army more usable and integrated with the regular force.
Dr. Moonie: The role of the Defence Geographic and Imagery Intelligence Agency is to provide imagery intelligence and geographic support to Defence policy, operations and training; to meet customer requirements for imagery intelligence and geographic support in accordance with Defence priorities; to maintain and develop Agency capabilities and readiness in line with
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future Defence requirements; and to become progressively more efficient, while improving the quality and delivery of its products and services. The Key Targets for the Agency for the 12 months from April 2002 are:
(a) For Imagery Intelligence, by satisfying at least 95 per cent. of requirements overall, while delivering not less than 98 per cent. of Priority 1 tasks.
(b) For Geographic Support, by satisfying 100 per cent. of the geographic products and services essential to support current and potential operations, both from the Agency's United Kingdom based capabilities and its deployable units. Key Target 2 To achieve the required levels of operational readiness for the deployable geographic support elements of the Agency in line with Defence Planning Assumptions.
(a) For Imagery Intelligence, by satisfying at least 54 per cent. of the requirements as set out in the Imagery Exploitation Programme (IEP) agreed during Financial Year (FY) 200102, while delivering not less than 92 per cent. of Priority 1 tasks.
(b) For Geographic Support, completing at least 90 per cent. of a customer endorsed programme of work for geographic products and services. Key Target 3T (Transitional)
To demonstrate a further 1 per cent. improvement in the coverage of geographic information holdings resulting in a cumulative 3 per cent. improvement on the baseline established in 1999 and to maintain their quality for Defence use.
In FY 200203, to develop output related targets and performance measures for implementation in FY 200304, which taken together across the Agency deliver outputs through a more efficient utilisation of resources.
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