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Mr. Caplin: Between 1 January 2001 and 31 December 2003 (the last three years for which validated figures are held), nine Service personnel have died from injury or poisoning-related causes whilst on military exercises. Of these, six died in 2001, two in 2002 and one in 2003.
Sue Doughty: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 12 January 2005, Official Report, column 574W, on the procurement budget, how the figure of £300 million is comprised; from what sources he has calculated that figure; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Ingram: Our estimate that some £300 million annually is saved to the defence procurement budget has been constructed using information received from the defence industry on the value of export orders won, and on the share of fixed overhead costs in defence exports. Defence exports comprise services as well as goods, and the estimate also reflects an assumption that the value of non-equipment exports contain no fixed overhead costs.
Mr. Gray: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what means he communicated his decision to disband the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment to serving officers and men. 
Dr. Murrison: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps were taken to inform members of the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment that they would be disbanded in advance of the commanding officer's televised announcement. 
As the professional head of the Army, the Chief of the General Staff had responsibility for communicating the decision to disband the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment down the chain of command. On the morning of the announcement, the Chief of the General Staff personally telephoned the Colonel Commandant of the Prince of Wales's Division and, in this instance, also the Colonel of the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire
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Regiment to inform them of the decision and pending announcement. This was then relayed to the rest of the regiment by the Regiment's Commanding Officer.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) financial and (b) other assistance the Government has (i) made available and (ii) promised to the community of Boscastle in Cornwall following the flood last year; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Morley: Defra has overall policy responsibility for flood and coastal erosion risk in England. Defra funds most of the Environment Agency's flood management activities in England and provides grant aid on a project by project basis to the other flood and coastal defence operating authorities (local authorities and internal drainage boards) to support their investment in improvement projects to manage flood and coastal erosion risk.
A Bellwin scheme of emergency financial assistance to North Cornwall District Council (NCDC) has been announced by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) in respect of the immediate action the Council took to safeguard life and property and the clear up costs it has incurred. NCDC has submitted a claim and the ODPM made an interim payment on 20 January 2005.
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Business Link (operated by the Small Business Service, an Agency of the DTI) is providing a dedicated Business Adviser to Boscastle for a 12 month period and has made arrangements to cover interest and administration charges for any affected small or medium-sized enterprise requiring additional bank borrowing as a consequence of the floods.
The Government Office for the South West, Regional Development Agency, Business Link and other local agencies are working through a Boscastle Regeneration Steering Group to consider and address the short and longer term regeneration needs of the community and support for its businesses. Objective 1 funding has been offered towards a £20,000 Framework Plan commissioned by North Cornwall District Council for the regeneration needs of the area and £93,000 towards a £300,000 tourism recovery initiative.
Mr. Bradshaw: Bovine tuberculosis surveillance data are not available on a holding basis. However, detailed TB statistics, broken down by county in areas of high TB incidence, or by Animal Health Divisional Office (AHDO) in other areas, are published each month on the Defra website at:
Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the devolved administrations concerning the content, frequency and timing of television advertisements placed by her Department on UK-wide satellite television channels. 
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations she has received on the fees charged for the administration and supervision of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. 
The subsistence charging amendments to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations went out to consultation in October last year (22 October3 December). Approximately 30responses from companies have been received. Defra will be publishing a response to some of the questions raised on its website shortly, and the consultation responses will be made available in the Defra library in due course.
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Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs or what reasons she does not envisage a level playing field for the implementation of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme for shipping and aviation. 
Mr. Morley: We do envisage a level playing field for intra-EU aviation flights and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. As outlined in the 2003 Air Transport White Paper, The Future of Air Transport", the Government are actively pursuing the inclusion of intra-EU aviation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, and progress on this policy will be a priority for the UK Presidency of the EU in 2005. If the UK is successful, it is hoped that intra-EU aviation could be included within the second phase of the Scheme, from 2008 or soon after.
Dealing with all matters maritime, including emissions from ships, is a competence at IMO (the International Maritime Organisation). The nature of international shipping is such that it needs to be treated very differently to all other modes of transport. This is important, as most ships are registered outside of the EU (e.g. Panama). We continue to lobby member states of the IMO to tackle this issue. To date this has met with little success, as the political discussions surrounding environment issues are often blocked outright.
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