(2) what action she (a) can and (b) will take to increase the number of swimming pools in London. 
Mr. Caborn [pursuant to his reply, 7 September 2004, Official Report, c. 1226W]: The Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) is one of the 12 National Governing Bodies (NGB) able to bid for Community Club Development Programme funding from a budget of £20 million. £1.66 million has been earmarked for each NGB's ability to propose and deliver projects that meet the criteria of the programme.
Anne Picking: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many care homes in the UK are (a) eligible for and (b) in receipt of block television reception licences for sheltered housing. 
Estelle Morris: The Accommodation for Residential Care concessionary scheme is open to nursing and residential homes and sheltered housing schemes which meet the qualifying criteria set out in the television licence fee regulations. 28,028 such establishments held concessionary licences at the end of August 2004, as recorded by TV Licensing. Entitlement to the concession can be determined only on receipt of an application; no information is therefore available on the eligibility of establishments which have not applied.
At the end of August 2004, approximately 3.5 million people aged 75 or over were in receipt of a free television licence. In addition, just under 400,000 over-75s living in housing covered by Accommodation for Residential Care group licences had their £5 fee waived under the free licence scheme.
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These figures are VAT exclusive at current prices. Comparable figures are not available after 200001 as the Ministry of Defence moved to reporting of aggregated utilities (gas, electricity and water supply) expenditure in the Departmental Resources and Accounts. However details of expenditure on utilities is published in the National Statistics Publication: UK Defence Statistics 2003: Table 1.8 Defence Expenditure Outturn in the UK by Industry Group. A copy is available in the Library of the House.
Mr. Caplin: With the exception of the Special Forces and any military unit assisting GCHQ, the Ministry of Defence and the armed forces are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. As such, we will comply with the duties which the Act places on all public authorities. In accordance with the timetable announced in November 2001, the first phase of implementation was achieved in November 2002 when MOD's Publication Scheme was made available. The general right of access to information will be implemented from 1 January 2005.
Mr. Gerald Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average annual operating cost is per (a) Tornado GR, (b) Jaguar GR1/A/3/3A, (c) Jaguar T2A/T4 and (d) Tornado F3; and what the estimated average operating cost is per Eurofighter. 
Mr. Gerald Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average annual support cost is per (a) Tornado GR, (b) Jaguar GR1/A/3/3A, (c) Jaguar T2A/T4 and (d) Tornado F3; and what the estimated average support cost is per Eurofighter. 
Mr. Ingram: The average annual cost incurred by the Defence Logistics Organisation (at 200405 prices) to support a Tornado aircraft is £1.6 million and £1.5 million for the Jaguar. As many of the spares and much of the equipment used to support an aircraft fleet is common across all variants, it is not possible to accurately attribute costs to individual marks of aircraft.
(1 April to
|Volume of purchase (30100mg pack)||Average price per pack excluding VAT (£)||Total (£)|
|2004 (to date)||117||53.85||6,300.45|
Mr. Breed: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of electricity used by buildings in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies has come from renewable sources in each year since 1997. 
The Ministry of Defence and its agencies did not purchase any electricity from climate change levy exempt sources until 200203 when 2.8 per cent. was acquired from such sources. The estimate for 200304 is 5 per cent. based on the minimum percentage specified in electricity supply contracts. Actual figures for 200304 are not yet available.
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Mr. Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) the total strength of the Territorial Army, (b) the number of mobilised reservists and (c) the current Territorial Army deployment figures are. 
(a) the total strength of Territorial Army was 35,480;
(b) the number of Army mobilised Regular Reservists was 100;
(c) the number of mobilised TA personnel was 2,200.
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