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Mr. Caplin: Details on the names and number of Special Advisers by pay band by department are published on annual basis. For information for the financial year 20034, I refer the hon. Member to the statement given by my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister on 22 July 2004 Official Report, column 466W.
Mr. Ingram: Every soldier in the British Army is trained as infanteer first, and as a specialist second, therefore I have assumed the hon. Member is referring to non-infantry units that have deployed in an infantry role. Such units would not primarily be deployed in an infantry role during war fighting operations. Non-infantry units deployed in an infantry role from January 2000 to January 2005 inclusive are set out in the following tables. Details of deployments before 2000 are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
|16th Regiment Royal Artillery||June 2000 to December 2000|||
|12th Regiment Royal Artillery||June 2001 to December 2001|||
|32nd Regiment Royal Artillery||December 2001 to June 2002||(Including a sub unit from the 5th Regiment Royal Artillery)|
|16th Regiment Royal Artillery||June 2002 to December 2002|||
|47th Regiment Royal Artillery||December 2002 to June 2003|||
|22nd Regiment Royal Artillery||June 2003 to December 2003|||
|3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery||December 2003 to June 2004|||
|40th Regiment Royal Artillery||June 2004 to October 2004|||
|26th Regiment Royal Artillery||October 2004 to April 2005|||
|Royal Armoured Corps|
|Light Dragoons||January 2000 to June 2000|||
|Queen's Royal Lancers||January 2001 to June 2001|||
|26th Regiment Royal Artillery||October 1999 to April 2000|||
|12th Regiment Royal Artillery||April 2000 to October 2000|||
|39th Regiment Royal Artillery||October 2000 to April 2001|||
|39th Regiment Royal Artillery||November 2002 to May 2003|||
|4th Regiment Royal Artillery||June 2003 to January 2004|||
|39th Regiment Royal Artillery||August 2003 to November 2003||(Including a sub unit from 5 Regt RA)|
|12th Regiment Royal Artillery||November 2003 to June 2004||(Including a sub unit from 16 Regt RA)|
|Royal Armoured Corps|
|King's Royal Hussars||December 2002 to June 2003|||
|40th Regiment Royal Artillery||July 2003 to November 2003|||
|26th Regiment Royal Artillery||November 2003 to May 2004|||
|1st Regiment||May 2004|||
|Royal Horse Artillery||November 2004|||
|4th Regiment Royal Artillery||November 2004|||
|Royal Armoured Corps|
|2nd Royal Tank Regiment||June 2003 to November 2003|||
|Queen's Royal Hussars||November 2003 to May 2004|||
|Queen's Royal Lancers||May 2004 to November 2004|||
|Royal Dragoon Guards||November 2004|||
Mr. Ingram: RAF Lossiemouth will continue to undertake Primary and Primary Star maintenance activity for Tornado GR4 aircraft. Minor maintenance tasks for the Tornado GR4 will transfer to RAF Marham as part of the End-End-Study recommendation to centralise Tornado GR4 on-aircraft maintenance.
Mr. John Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what concerns have been expressed to him by BAE Systems about the ability of the RAF to undertake deep repair of Tornado GR4 jets at RAF Marham. 
None. The intention is to replace the track based maintenance system with a flow-line",
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similar to the Harrier Joint Upgrade and Maintenance Programme at RAF Cottesmore.
Mr. Ingram: No VAT was transferred by the Department to the Treasury in 200304. The total output VAT due to HM Customs and Excise was £93 million (VAT on business sales). However, this was more than offset by the total recoverable input VAT for the year, £1,093 million (recovery of input tax relating tocontracted-out services and business activities). This led to an overall VAT refund to the Department of £1,000 million (total recoverable input VAT minus output VAT).
Mr. Keetch: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) private soldiers and (b) non-commissioned officers have voluntarily signed off from the Army at the 11 year point in their Army career in each six-month period of the last four years. 
Although the term 'signed off' is not recognised within the United Kingdom Armed Forces, it is likely that the question relates to trained soldiers who have left under Premature Voluntary Release (PVR) terms.
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Financial yeardate of flow
|Non-commissioned officer||Private soldier||Total|
Mr. Caplin [holding answer 15 December 2004]: The Dean Hill site comprises 340 acres within the site boundary, 230 acres of farmland beyond the boundary wire, and 35 associated residential properties.
The area within the boundary is likely to be sold as one lot on the open market during financial year 200506. Following discussions with local authorities, parish councils, Statutory bodies and other stakeholders a Planning Position Statement is likely to be adopted as planning guidance.
The 230 acres of farmland outside the wire has been offered back for sale to former owners under the Crichel Down Rules. Any land not purchased by former owners will be sold on the open market or to the existing farm tenants.
32 of the residential properties have already been sold or are under offer. The remaining properties are likely to be sold at auction. All existing tenants were given the opportunity to purchase the property they occupied and 10 accepted. Seven tenants chose not to purchase and these properties will be transferred to Testway Housing Association subject to their existing tenancies, with a stipulation that the tenancies are protected and provide security of tenure.
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