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RAF Gibraltar

Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Royal Air Force aircraft used RAF Gibraltar in (a) 2003 and (b) 2004 broken down by type; how many other air forces used Gibraltar in each year; and how many aircraft were involved in each case. [173775]

Mr. Ingram: The number and type of military aircraft that used RAF Gibraltar in 2003 and up to 30 April 2004 is as follows:
Royal air forceaircraft type20032004(24)
Tornado F36032
Tornado GR4199

Royal navy aircraft type20032004(24)
Falcon DA509918
Sea Harrier40
Sea King822

Other forces20032004(24)
Canadian-Sea King78
New Zealand-P32

1   Until 30 April.

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Warship Support Agency

Mr. Nicholas Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria are used by the Warship Support Agency's Maritime Support Strategy element to assess       support through life for major future naval equipment. [173701]

Mr. Ingram: The Maritime Support Strategy (MSS) is an integral part of the broader Defence Logistics Organisation's Support Solution Envelope. This stipulates the following principles, tailored for each project, against which through life support is assessed:

The MSS provides further detailed information for the application of these principles within the maritime environment. In addition, the support proposal must be comprehensive, with a demonstrably acceptable level of risk.

Wreck Management

Mr. Dalyell: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Under-Secretary of State's letter reference D/US of S/IC 1295/04/A of 5 April 2004, what action he is taking to resolve the legal principle in international law of the ownership of wrecks; and what lessons have been learned in wreck management for his Department's work on HMS Royal Oak in Scapa Flow. [166925]

Mr. Caplin: The Ministry of Defence is consulting with other Government Departments, including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as to the most appropriate means of resolving the legal principle in international law of the ownership of wrecks.

As to HMS Royal Oak, every opportunity has been taken during the wreck remediation work on this vessel to further our understanding of the technical and environmental issues associated with the management of such wrecks. Our investment in Royal Oak has highlighted that detailed risk and environmental assessment is key to remediation work; that removal of oil, rather than containment, may be the best solution in certain circumstances; that it is important to work closely with industry to identify non-intrusive technological solutions to meet the challenging conditions on similar wrecks; and that there is a need for clear and concise mapping of a wreck and the surrounding site before the start of remediation work.
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Aid (Africa)

Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what projects his Department has (a) run, (b) directly and solely financed and (c) directly financed with other contributors in (i) Uganda, (ii) Rwanda, (iii) Burundi and (iv) the Democratic Republic of Congo in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. [173813]

Hilary Benn: The following table lists those projects with a commitment of £1 million or more funded by DFID in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo since 1997, along with details of when they were started, their total value and whether they are solely financed or financed in partnership with
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other donors. There were no such projects funded by DFID in Burundi. I have not listed the projects below this level in view of the number of activities that would involve.

DFID acknowledges the importance of working collaboratively within the wider donor community, rather than operating independently. In all of the countries listed DFID is working actively to promote donor collaboration and harmonisation, both to improve the coherence of donor support and to cut down the transaction costs faced by recipient governments. Whenever solely financed projects are supported (e.g. in response to requests from humanitarian agencies) DFID seeks to do so in full knowledge of the support being provided in that field by other contributors.
Project Title / CountrySpending Code CreatedCommitmentFinanced by
Deregulation project preparation14 January 19971,915,818Solely funded by DFID
Uganda Prog Aid28 February 199720,000,000Harmonised with other donors
Forest Sector Pol & Strat4 March 19976,963,000Co-financed by GOU, NORAD, EU, GTZ, UNDP
Commodities Support to the HIV/AIDS, STI and TB Programmes5 March 19972,395,000Solely funded by DFID
UNICEF E Polio Immunization/Oral Rehydration Salts20 March 19973,110,000Harmonised with other partners
Renewable Natural Resources Strategy12 June 19971,031,698Solely funded by DFID
Uganda Fish Farming13 June 19972,227,000Solely funded by DFID
Uganda Lake Management13 June 19974,876,000Solely funded by DFID
Economic Reform and Primary Education24 September 199720,000,000Solely funded by DFID
Cont. to HIPC Trust fund19 March 19986,402,439Co financed by other donors
Appropriate Technology (Uganda) Project for       Rural Enterprise25 March 19981,057,183Harmonised with other donors
Improving Rural Livelihoods21 April 19984,985,000Solely funded by DFID
Education Sector Programme (ESP)8 May 19987,000,000Solely funded by DFID
Uganda Land Laws (Tenure Project)11 May 19981,350,000Solely funded by DFID
Cholera and Ebola Uganda Emergency Support20 May 19981,825,060Solely funded by DFID
In Country Training Programme20 May 19982,600,000Solely funded by DFID
Poverty Monitoring—Uganda25 June 19981,260,000Solely funded by DFID
Primary SFAC project14 July 19982,109,050Solely funded by DFID
Eradication of Polio in East Africa5 August 19985,167,251Harmonised with other donors
Prog. Aid for Pov.Red.98/200012 August 199818,000,000Harmonised with other donors
Education Sector Support26 November 199860,000,000Harmonised with other donors
National Water & Sanitation Support Programme6 January 19994,987,000Harmonised with other donors
Civil Society Programme14 June 19998,300,000Harmonised with other donors
Anti-Corruption Support6 July 19992,000,000Co-financed by DANIDA
Support to Uganda Bureau of Statistics1 February 20003,250,000Co-financed by GoU and World Bank
Support to Government Of Uganda/UNICEF       Health Programme22 March 20002,850,000Harmonised with other donors
Prog. Aid Pov. Reduct. 99/0024 March 200014,500,000Harmonised with other donors
Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Support9 June 20005,529,930Solely funded by DFID
Poverty Eradication Action Plan Budget Support       Grant12 December 2000138,500,000Harmonised with other donors
HIV AIDS Umbrella Prog11 April 20016,260,000Harmonised with other donors
Financial Sector Deepening1 June 20017,135,462Solely funded by DFID
Acholi land Conflict Reduction14 August 20011,755,155Harmonised with other donors
Business Services Uganda21 August 20011,500,000Solely funded by DFID
UNICEF Appeal for acholi9 April 20021,270,000Harmonised with other donors
Assistance to the Pop Census19 July 20021,000,000Solely funded by DFID
Humanitarian response N Uganda8 January 20037,054,912Harmonised with other donors
Decentralisation Support Programme18 February 20032,650,000Co-funded by World Bank
Priority Humanitarian Response in Northern       Uganda-UNICEF17 March 20041,000,000Harmonised with other donors
Gender Mainstreaming Development Programme26 September 19971,670,000Solely funded by DFID
Rwanda Revenue Authority Phs I9 January 19981,040,000Solely funded by DFID
Rwanda Revenue Authority 319 November 19987,218,800Solely funded by DFID
Rwanda Revenue Authority 4 Local costs10 January 20011,000,000Solely funded by DFID
Rwanda Revenue Authority Phase 417 January 20013,565,000Solely funded by DFID
Demobilisation & Reintegration13 March 19981,000,000Solely funded by DFID
High Commissioner Human Rights19 March 19982,000,000Solely funded by DFID
BBC Lifeline11 November 19981,475,588Solely funded by DFID
Financial Aid15 December 199893,000,000Harmonised with other donors
Household Survey25 August 19991,300,000Solely funded by DFID
Poverty Reduction Strategy13 June 20001,410,000Solely funded by DFID
Rwanda Education Sector Support Programme       (ESSP)23 January 200110,000,000Harmonised with other donors
Rwanda ESSP2 January 20023,530,000Harmonised with other donors
Development Central Statistics22 July 20021,500,000Solely funded by DFID
Demobilisation & Reintegration Committee30 July 20025,500,000Solely funded by DFID
Rwanda DBS 2003/4–2005/625 November 200382,000,000Solely funded by DFID
Rwanda Rev Auth—Phase V4 December 20034,310,000Solely funded by DFID
Congo Dem Rep
World Bank Trust Fund19 March 19985,977,286Co-financed with other donors
ICRC Emergency Appeal 200113 February 20015,500,000Co-financed with other donors
ICRC Emergency Appeal 20029 December 20022,500,000Co-financed with other donors
UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian       Affairs20 February 20031,000,000Co-financed with other donors
ICRC Emergency Appeal 200318 March 20032,500,000Co-financed with other donors
Insecticide Nets17 September 20033,427,147Solely funded by DFID
Support to the Poverty Reduction Strategy Process11 December 20031,100,000Co-financed with other donors
DRC Quick Start Health IRC22 December 20033,414,016Solely funded by DFID
UNICEF Accelerated Vaccination Activities25 February 20041,000,000Co-financed with other donors
International Committee Red Cross –Emergency       Appeal 20044 March 20042,500,000Co-financed with other donors
Medecins Sans Frontieres Primary Health Care30 March 20041,035,150Solely funded by DFID

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