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Mr. Ancram: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total expenditure on (a) information campaigns and (b) advertising was for his Department for each year since 1997. 
A £2.4 million public diplomacy challenge fund which will support 81 projects in 51 different countries;
£825,000 on a major FCO web infrastructure project, which includes www.i-uk.com; a central portal site to promote the UK overseas jointly with our public diplomacy partners (British Council, UK Trade and Investment and VisitBritain);
£600,000 on generic public diplomacy publications.
£200,000 for public diplomacy activity promoting the UK's science and technology achievements overseas.
£200,000 to raise public awareness within the UK of the benefits and opportunities of EU enlargement.
£220 million to the BBC World Service
I refer the right hon. Gentleman to the answer my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Bill Rammell) gave to the hon. Member for Bromsgrove (Julie Kirkbride) today (UIN145801) for details of expenditure on recruitment advertisement between April 2002 and March 2003.
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how the UK voted on UN General Assembly Resolution 1444 which demanded that Israel stop and reverse construction of the separation wall. 
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Mr. Ingram: A programme of improvements is underway. Hard-walled accommodation for 3,000 personnel who had previously been in tented accommodation has been moved to Iraq. We have also supplied and are in the process of installing air conditioning for all the accommodation used by UK forces personnel.
Adam Price: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been paid to Iraqi families by the Government following incidents involving fatalities allegedly involving British forces since 1 May 2003. 
Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what plans he has to change the system of budget and stock controls undertaken by (a) the Medical Supplies Agency and (b) military units whom they serve in the ordering, delivery, storage and use of materials, equipment, drugs and other medical items; and if he will make a statement; 
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Financial Management Policy contained in JSP 462 and MOD Resource Accounting Policy contained in JSP 472. There are currently no plans to change these procedures.
Mr. Caplin: When called-out, reservists are provided with a copy of Joint Service Publication (JSP) 532 Guidance for reservists returning to civilian employment following a period of mobilised service. This publication explains the re- employment rights of reservists and, if necessary, how to go about formally seeking reinstatement under the Reserve Forces (Safeguard of Employment) Act 1985.
Mr. Ingram: In the last five years the SA80 has been subject to a major modification programme to improve its reliability by either replacing or reengineering components. Work began in 2001 and is scheduled to be completed by May 2006. Approximately 93,000 modified weapons have been issued to date. The basic design and concept of the modified SA80the SA80 A2remains the same, but there are significant engineering improvements to the internal gas systems, firing pin, bolt, hammer and barrel. The cocking lever has been redesigned to deflect spent cases and reduce the chance of stoppages, and the new magazine is more reliable and robust. Work has also been undertaken on the safety catch/plunger, and following successful trials of a revised safety plunger during Op TELIC, a contract will be let shortly to procure a sufficient quantity to modify all weapons.
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Mr. Gerald Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the pay-off dates are for (a) HMS Sovereign, (b) HMS Superb, (c) HMS Spartan, (d) HMS Sceptre, (e) HMS Invincible, (f) HMS Newcastle, (g) HMS Cardiff, (h) HMS Glasgow, (i) HMS Liverpool, (j) HMS Exeter, (k) HMS Southampton, (l) HMS Nottingham, (m) HMS Manchester, (n) HMS Gloucester, (o) HMS Edinburgh and (p) HMS York. 
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