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Mr. Keith Simpson:
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of the Defence Aviation Repair Agency's (DARA) turnover in 200304 came from (a) his Department and (b) the private sector; and for
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what reasons this information was not included in DARA's 200304 Annual Report and Accounts (HC 699, 200304). 
Mr. Ingram [holding answer 21 December 2004]: DARA's turnover for 200304 can be analysed by customer as follows:
|Contracts directly with the MOD||160,188|
|Contracts with the Private Sector where the ultimate customer is the MOD||28,677|
|Contracts with the Private Sector where the ultimate customer is a third party||673|
The only analyses of turnover that are required to be shown in the Accounts are to give a breakdown by business and geographical segment where appropriate. Note 2 to the Accounts explained that 'substantially all of the turnover relates to the same class of business' and therefore no further breakdowns were required.
Mr. Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average cost of dental provision for a serviceman in (a) the UK, (b) Germany and (c) Cyprus was in the last period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Caplin: The average cost of dental provision for a serviceman in the UK is £215.69 per person based on the current patient at risk (PAR) population. The Defence Dental Agency provides dental care to a mixture of personnel in Germany and Cyprus, which includes dependents and entitled civilians, as well as service personnel. It is not possible to separately identify the discreet costs of treating service personnel alone in those countries, except at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on energy costs incurred by his Department in each of the last two years. 
Mr. Caplin: Since 200001 the Ministry of Defence has reported aggregated utilities (gas, electricity and water supply) expenditure in the departmental resources and accounts. Separate energy costs are not collated. Expenditure on utilities is published in the National Statistics Publication: UK Defence Statistics 2004: Table 1.8a Defence Expenditure Outturn in the UK by Industry Group. A copy is available in the Library of the House.
Tom Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost was to his Department of equipment purchased from other members of the European Union in each of the last five years. 
Identifying work on equipment (including development and manufacture) which is purchased from other members of the European Union is
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complicated by internationally collaborative tasks (e.g. Typhoon), joint venture companies and international companies.
Estimates of expenditure paid by the Department (excluding its Trading Fund Agencies) for the last five years are provided in the following table. These estimates are compiled from location of work information associated with individual contractual payment data made by the Defence Bills Agency and EU partner work shares on international collaborative projects.
The numbers have been rounded to the nearest £10 million and are inclusive of non-recoverable VAT.
In 200102 the Department introduced Resource Accounting and Budgeting (RAB) moving from the cash system that employed "Internal Account Codes" (IACs). Systems were still in transition in 200203. In 200304 Resource Accounting Codes (RACs) were fully implemented throughout the MOD systems. The move from IACs to RACs changes the method for identifying equipment spends and causes a break in the time series.
Mr. George Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent by his Department on (a) indoor bought plants, (b) indoor hired plants, (c) outdoor bought plants and (d) outdoor hired plants in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Caplin: This information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. George Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent by his Department on (a) new furniture and (b) hired furniture in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Caplin: The information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. George Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of refurbishments in his Department was in each year since 1997; and what the planned expenditure is for 200506. 
"Refurbishment" is not a term which the Ministry of Defence uses in gathering or recording financial information about the estate, as it can be regarded as capital or maintenance expenditure depending on the circumstances. Work on buildings which might be categorised as "refurbishment" can range from minor modifications and maintenance, to the complete restoration of buildings, and the replacement of machinery such as lifts. Historic information is not held centrally or on a consistent basis and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
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Mr. George Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many properties are held by the Department; what total floor space these properties provide; how many properties are vacant; and how much floor space vacant properties comprise. 
Mr. Caplin: The Department's building assets are listed at Chapter 7 of the 2001 National Asset Register which is maintained by HM Treasury and which is freely available on their website:
Since 2001 there have been some 80 major disposals which are set out in the table below. In addition to freehold buildings, the Ministry of Defence also has in the order of 220 agreements to occupy buildings and parts of buildings. The above excludes housing.
The floor area of the Department's buildings was last calculated for the year 2002 and is now estimated to be in the order of 26 million/m 2 .
|Stirling Lines, Hereford||200102|
|RAF Burtonwood (phases)||200102|
|Rogers House pay office, Ashton under Lyne||200102|
|76 Newton Street Manchester||200102|
|TA centre Knightsbridge Newcastle (phases)||200102|
|Ypres Barracks Macclesfield||200102|
|TA centre Lumley Barracks York||200102|
|Borehamwood, Elstree Factory||200102|
|Chilwell, pt Chetwynd Bks||200102|
|Hilton Joint Venture||200102|
|Rosyth, Torridon Lane, Dr., PI, Grampian PI,|
|Dunalister House/Laverockdale cottage/polo fields||200102|
|Arbroath, 2 to 20 (even) Hunter Road, 2 to 12 (even) Leach CL & Southern CL||200102|
|Steeple Barracks, Antrim||200102|
|St. George's Court||200102|
|TAC Whitefield Road, Bristol||200102|
|St. Budeaux 52 MQs||200102|
|Frater Metal Tents||200102|
|Sutton ColdfieldSt. Georges BksTA||200102|
|Arras Lines Catterick Garrison||200203|
|Little Roodee MQs||200203|
|RAF Burtonwood (PHASES)||200203|
|Watton USVF MQs Phase 1 (20 units)||200203|
|Watton USVF MQs Phase 2 (15 units)||200203|
|Watton USVF MQs Phase 3 (39 units)||200203|
|Pease Hill Development Site||200203|
|Helensburgh Churchill Estate (50)||200203|
|Forres MQsPilmuir Estate (60)||200203|
|Glasgow, Wellesley House||200203|
|Farnborough AerodromeTAC Lease||200203|
|Queen Elizabeth Bks, Church Crookham||200203|
|Rushgrove St. Woolwich||200203|
|TAC East Ham||200203|
|Land at Wyvern Barracks (North Site)||200203|
|RNCF Holton Heath||200203|
|ABRO Ashford Barracks (cash in 3 Tranches AP1, AP1 2 and AP1 1(0304)||200203|
|Peel Circus Corsham||200203|
|Stafford Site 3||200304|
|Kitchener House ACF, Lammascote Road||200304|
|Gilwern House Chester (Land & House)||200304|
|Deysbrook Barracks Liverpool||200304|
|Wyton MQsSomerset Road||200304|
|Stiles Way Antrim||200304|
|Rosyth, 250 (evens) 1323 (odds) Grampian Road||200304|
|RE Lines/St. Lucia||200304|
|Hayes Repository PPP||200304|
|Hospital Hill Aldershot Health Ctr Site||200304|
|Staff College Bracknell (tranches to Feb 2009)||200304|
|Highwood Bks TAG Dulwich||200304|
|TAG Centre Gillingham||200304|
|19 USAF Properties & 5 Langton||200304|
|RAF West Drayton||200405|
|TAC St. Albans||200405|
|Edinburgh TAG Chesser Crescent||200405|
Information on vacant property is not held centrally nor in the form requested and could therefore only be provided at disproportionate cost. However, a list of the Department's surplus property is regularly placed in the Library of the House.
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