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Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Defencewhat the total expenditure by his Department on external consultants was in (a) 199697 and (b) 200304; and what the estimated cost of employing external consultants will be in (i) 200405, (ii) 200506, (iii) 200607 and (iv) 200708. 
Mr. Caplin: Summaries of Ministry of Defence expenditure on external assistance, of which external consultancy is a part, are available in the Libraries of both Houses for financial years 199697 and 200304.
Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people working for the (a) Army Training and Recruiting Agency, (b) Duke of York's Military School and (c) Queen Victoria School are employed in Scotland; what the personnel costs of each agency were in each of the last two years for which figures are available. 
Mr. Caplin: There are 60 civilians working for the Army Training and Recruiting Agency in Scotland. Figures for the number of Service personnel working in Scotland are not held centrally, and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
The personnel costs of each agency for the years 200203 and 200304 are found in the agencies' respective annual reports and accounts 200304, copies of which have been laid in the Library of the House and are available on the Ministry of Defence website at www.mod.uk.
Mr. Caplin: The Government's approach to the question of illnesses among veterans of the 199091 Gulf conflict is science-based. To support this approach, we take expert independent scientific and medical advice on the complex and sensitive issues involved. We have invested £8.5 million on independent research projects investigating the concerns of veterans and our policy is to encourage researchers to publish results in the peer reviewed scientific press. Further details about published results are available on our website at: www.gulfwar.mod.uk.
The Licence Agreement provides that if human remains are discovered they must be treated at all times with the utmost respect and sensitivity. The company is required to ensure that the activities at the site avoid the unnecessary disturbance of human remains and that, where possible, human remains are left in situ. If human remains are accidentally retrieved, the company is required to notify the Government's on-board representatives immediately. The further treatment of those remains will then be as directed by the Government.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where the (a) Regimental HQ and (b) individual Battalions of (i) Princess of Wales, (ii) Royal Regiment of
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Fusiliers, (iii) The Royal Anglian, (iv) Light Infantry, (v)Royal Green Jackets, (vi) Royal Gurkha Rifles and (vii)Parachute Regiments are based. 
|Regiment||Location of Battalions||Location of regimental headquarters|
|The Princess of Wales' s Royal Regiment (Queens and Royal Hampshires)||1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment||Burtphore Barracks, Tidworth, Hants||Howe Barracks, Canterbury, Kent|
|2nd Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment||Clive Barracks, Tern Hill, Market Drayton, Shropshire|
|The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers||1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers||Trenchard Barracks, Celle, Germany||HM Tower of London, Tower Hill, London|
|2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers||Palace Barracks, Holywood, Co. Down, Northern Ireland|
|The Royal Anglian Regiment||1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment||Elizabeth Barracks, Pirbright, Surrey||The Keep, Gibraltar Barracks, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk|
|2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment||Shackleton Barracks, Ballykelly, Londonderry, Northern Ireland|
|The Light Infantry||1st Battalion The Light Infantry||Alanbroke Barracks, Paderborne, Germany||Peninsula Barracks, Winchester, Hampshire|
|2nd Battalion The Light Infantry||Redford Barracks, Edinburgh, Scotland|
|The Royal Green Jackets||1st Battalion The Royal Green Jackets||Weeton Barracks, Preston, Lancashire||Peninsula Barracks, Winchester, Hampshire|
|2nd Battalion The Royal Green Jackets||Abercorn Barracks, Ballykinlar, Co. Down, Northern Ireland|
|The Royal Gurkha Rifles||1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles||Sir John Moore Barracks, Shorncliffe, Folkestone, Kent||Headquarters The Brigade of Gurkhas, Airfield Camp, Netheravon, Wiltshire|
|2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles||Seria Barracks, Brunei|
|The Parachute Regiment||1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment||Connaught Barracks, Dover, Kent||Flagstaff House, Colchester, Essex|
|2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment||Meanee Barracks, Colchester, Essex|
|3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment||Hyderabad Barracks, Colchester, Essex|
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to preserve the Middlesex Regiment War Memorial and associated memorials when British Forces Post Office vacate Inglis Barracks, Mill Hill; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Caplin: The future of the Middlesex Regiment War Memorial and associated memorials, once British Forces Post Office vacate the site, is being considered in conjunction with the Local Planning Authority (and other bodies, including English Partnerships) as part of discussions to formulate a development framework for the site and its surrounds.
The Mill Hill Preservation Society have expressed an interest in purchasing the Inglis Barracks Officers' Mess and the immediate environs (including the gardens in which the Middlesex Regiment's War Memorial is located) for the benefit of the people of Mill Hill.
Mr. Russell Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) officers and (b) soldiers are serving in the Ministry of Defence, broken down by (i) location and (ii) rank; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Ingram: I refer my hon. Friend to Tri-Service Publication (TSP) 9Rank Structure of UK Regular Forces at 1 October 2004, TSP6Global Deployment of Service Personnel at 1 October 2002 and TSP 10UK Regular Forces Distribution Across UK at 1 July 2002.
Mr. Ingram: The Sixth Edition of the RAF Manual of Flight Safety, officially described as Air Publication (AP) 3207, was issued in March 1993. This was superseded by the Seventh Edition, issued in 1998, which was itself replaced by a Joint Service Publication (JSP) 551 in July 2003. It is likely that the Sixth Edition will have been subject to a number of amendments (effected by replacing loose-leaf pages) during its period of currency. It is therefore unlikely that we could reconstruct" the original version of the Sixth Edition, even if a copy of its later state were to come to light. All other copies have been destroyed in line with departmental procedure.
It is the nature of such documents that there is no reason for anyone to retain them once they have been superseded; perhaps more so once they have been replaced a second time. Therefore it is unlikely that any systematic search would reveal a copy of the Sixth Edition of AP 3207.
In the case of AP 3207 the organisation responsible for its production, the RAF Institute of Flight Safety, has itself been superseded by the Joint Service Defence Air Safety Centre" (DASC). We have asked the DASC whether they have a copy of the Sixth Edition, but the only version of AP 3207 they hold is a copy of the Seventh Edition, which had itself been subject to three sets of amendments before it was replaced by JSP 551. I am happy to place in the Library a copy of the Seventh Edition of AP 3207, should the right hon. Member consider it useful.
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