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Dr. Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the incidents of unauthorised entry into (a) Royal Naval and (b) Royal Marines establishments in the UK in each of the last five years, showing (i) the numbers of intruders involved, (ii) the number of arrests made, (iii) the number of convictions secured and (iv) the number of cautions given in each case. 
Some information is held by the MOD Police on incidents of incursion. As it will take some time to gather this data I will write to the hon. Member and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Library of the House.
Mr. Wray: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding he has allocated to NBC training and equipment; whether he has plans to increase this funding; which regiments have specialist NBC training; what plans he has to extend that training; and if he will make a statement. 
All armed forces personnel are given training to protect themselves in a nuclear, biological and chemical military environment, as part of their basic training. This is refreshed at regular intervals. For financial year 200203 the full resource cost of operating the Defence Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Centre (DNBCC) Winterborne Gunner, which is the tri-service nuclear, biological and chemical training establishment, is expected to be approximately #4 million.
The Joint Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Regiment is specifically trained to provide the UK's armed forces capability in biological weapon detection, chemical and nuclear survey and reconnaissance and personnel decontamination in a deployed military NBC environment. The cost of operating the regiment for financial year 200203 is planned to be approximately #24.5 million.
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Southern Watch; how many were fully serviceable in (a) May 2002, (b) August 2002 and (c) November 2002; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Ingram [holding answer 9 December 2002]: The number of airframes assigned to Operation Resinatethe United Kingdom contribution to Operation Southern Watchdepends on the operational task, which may change. In each of May, August and November 2002 the number varied between 15 and 17.
On 2 August 2002 two airframes were unserviceable.
On 7 November 2002 no airframes were unserviceable.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what major (a) variations and (b) delays there have been to the private finance initiative contract for the (i) Tidworth Water and Sewerage, (ii) RAF White Fleet, (iii) MHE Vehicles and (iv) Hazardous Stores Information System (HSIS); what the cost has been of the changes; whether the partners in the PFI were required to meet these costs; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what major variations and delays there have been to the Private Finance Initiative contract for (a) the Commercial Satellite Communication Service, (b) Tornado 6R4 Simulator, (c) Hank Simulator, (d) DAFS Helicopter Flying School, (e) Germany White Fleet and (f) Marine Support to Range and Aircrew Services since they were signed; what the cost has been of such changes and delays; which partners in the PFIs were required to meet these costs; and if he will make a statement. 
Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total station operating budget was for each RAF base in the United Kingdom in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. 
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former RAF stations that have retained their name but which have been transferred to the ownership of another part of the Ministry of Defence.
|Station Name||Operating Costs (# million)|
|RAF Bentley Priory||5.6|
|RAF Boscombe Down (Support Unit)||6.2|
|RAF Brize Norton||141.6|
|RAF High Wycombe||18.0|
|RAF St. Mawgan||49.1|
|RAF St. Athan||3.6|
|AWRTain, Pembrey Sands, Holbeach, Donn a Nook, Wainfleet||3.0|
The figures given in the table include the budget for any minor unit for which the station is responsible.
Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the defence budget salaries represent what the total sum was for (a) uniformed services and (b) MOD civilian employees; and the percentage paid out in (i) Scotland and (ii) overseas. 
Mr. Ingram [holding answer 10 December 2002]: Information on the defence budget, salaries as a proportion thereof and the breakdown of salary costs between military and civilian personnel for financial year 200102 is provided in the Ministry of Defence Consolidated Departmental Resource Accounts for that year.
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Information on the defence budget and salaries as a proportion thereof for the current financial year is provided in XThe Government's Expenditure Plans 200203 to 200304Ministry of Defence". The breakdown between military and civilian personnel is estimated to be broadly similar to that in 200102.
|Service personnel||Civilian personnel|
Mr. Gerald Howarth : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the purpose was of the exercise held in Poland earlier this year involving FA2 Sea Harriers from 801 Naval Air Squadron; how the FA2 performed against MiG29 aircraft; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Ingram: The purpose of exercise Lone Kestrel was to promote understanding between two nations with emerging military links as part of the NATO exchange programme. This programme seeks to enhance interoperability between NATO units in order to enhance the combat effectiveness of the Alliance.
The Sea Harrier FA2 flew a variety of missions with Polish aircraft. Its performance was commensurate with the high standards of operations expected from the United Kingdom Forces and 801 Squadron gained valuable training from the exercise.
I cannot go into specific details on how the Sea Harrier FA2 performed against the MiG 29 aircraft during Exercise Lone Kestrel and am withholding this information under Exemptions 1a and 1b of the Code of Practice on Access to Government information which relates to defence.
Dr. Moonie: The information requested is personal data protected by the Data Protection Act 1998, and cannot be released without the individual's consent. The information is also withheld in accordance with Exemption 12, privacy of an individual, of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.
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