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Mr. Key: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the licence ends for civilian use of Thorney Down waste site at DSTL Porton Down; and if he will make a statement about plans for its future use. 
Mr. Caplin: The lease between MOD and Wiltshire county council for the use of the Thorny Down site is for a term of 50 years, from 25 December 1995 until 25 December 2045. Due to length of the lease, there are no immediate MOD plans for the future use of this site.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many (a) Bedford, (b) AWD and (c) Leyland-Daf trucks are operated by (i) the Army, (ii) the Royal Air Force and (iii) the Royal Navy; 
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(2) how many ambulances are operated in (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Air Force and (c) the Royal Navy, broken down by make; 
(3) how many Land Rovers are operated by (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Air Force and (c) the Royal Navy. 
Mr. Ingram: The numbers of Bedford, Leyland-Daf trucks, ambulances and Land Rovers operated by the Department are shown in the following table. There are no all wheeled drive (AWD) tankers in service.
|Bedford 4 Tonne||41||5,002||344|
|Bedford 8 Tonne||0||1,460||11|
|Bedford 14 Tonne||0||900||0|
|Land Rover operational||26||12,191||765|
|Land Rover non-operational(7)||179||148||393|
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the programme for the development of Modular Defensive Aids Systems for the Tornado for the current and next two years. 
Mr. Ingram: The results of the recent Assessment Phase for the Modular Defensive Aids System project are being evaluated. A decision on the next phase of the project is under consideration as part of the Department's normal planning process.
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many pensioners within Tamworth constituency receive war pensions (a) through an order book, (b) through a Post Office card account and (c) paid directly into a bank or building society account. 
According to the Veterans Agency Computer System, as at 31 December 2003, there were 185 ongoing war disablement pensioners and 40 war widow(er)s with a recorded address in the parliamentary constituency of Tamworth.
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|Automated credit transfer to:|
|Order book||Post Office Card Account||Bank or Building Society||Total|
23. Chris Bryant: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans the Department has to provide a new system of arbitration of disputes between the Westminster Parliament and the devolved assemblies. 
Mr. Lammy: There are no plans to provide a system for arbitration of disputes between the Westminster Parliament and the devolved legislatures. It is not for the Government to dictate how Parliament interacts with its devolved counterparts.
25. Mr. McLoughlin: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans the Department has to implement the Government's pledge to make the House of Lords more democratic. 
Mr. Allen: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what discussions the Department has had with Mr. Billy Bragg on using a secondary mandate as a way of electing part of the Second Chamber. 
27. Mr. Luff: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs if he will make a statement on the role of magistrates courts committees in camera safety partnerships. 
Mr. Leslie: Magistrates courts committees have three roles. First, to collect and account for money due for fixed penalty notices issued under the safety camera scheme. Second, endorsing driving licenses with penalty points where this is appropriate. Third, enforcing unpaid fixed penalties where they are registered as a fine.
Michael Fabricant: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many civil servants and what percentage of the total civil service workforce in his Department will be relocated over the next five years (a) outside the M25, (b) to the West Midlands and (c) to Staffordshire. 
Mr. Lammy: 13,000 DCA staff (90 per cent. out of a current total of 15,200) are already based in regional locations and/or are working in front-line customer facing roles in London and the south east. We plan to locate the regional assessment centre of the new Judicial Appointments Commission and the HQ of the new tribunals agency outside London and the south east. No decisions have yet been made regarding the potential location of these offices.
The Lyons report gives details of Departments' relocation plans, which are being taken forward and refined as part of the Spending Review. The Government will announce proposals for implementing and monitoring the dispersal plans in the review.
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