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Mr. Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter of 10 February from the hon. Member for Northavon with regard to a passport application for a constituent, Sa-Sa Ho. 
Mr. Forth: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of the adult population of the United Kingdom had a passport in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will estimate the average annual cost of employing, training and developing a probationary police constable in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Charles Clarke: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary have estimated that the average salary, training and development costs of a probationary police constable up to independent patrol (which is normally 31 weeks after joining a force) in 200304 were £27,048. This figure includes salary costs of £13,993 per probationary police constable for that period and training and development costs of £13,055.
Mr. Charles Clarke: The Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005, as now enacted, does not contain a sunset clause, but instead provides for annual renewal of its provisions subject to approval by both Houses.
In addition, I have informed the House that the Bill to be introduced in the next Session on counter-terrorism offences will provide an opportunity for Parliament, if it so decides, to amend the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005.
Mr. Dhanda: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) under whose operational command 2 Princess of Wales Regiment will serve for the duration of their deployment outside their tactical area of responsibility; 
Mr. Ingram: The 2nd Battalion, the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment (2PWRR) is currently part of the UK-led Multinational Division (South East) (MND(SE)). Elements of 2PWRR have recently relocated to Al Muthanna province within the MND(SE) area of operations. They deployed as part of a Battlegroup, based on the Queen's Dragoon Guards, which is providing framework security and conducting security sector reform in that province. That Battlegroup will continue to carry out those tasks until they are replaced, either by another UK Battlegroup or by a coalition partner.
All elements of 2PWRR remain under the operational command of the General Officer Commanding MND(SE), with the exception of one platoon which is currently located in Baghdad, where it provides force protection to senior British military personnel. This is a longstanding deployment which predates the arrival of 2PWRR in Iraq.
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the expenditure by his Department on AWE Aldermaston was in each of the last five years; and what expenditure he has allocated for 200506. 
Mr. Ingram: The Ministry of Defence's expenditure on AWE Aldermaston in each of the past five years is shown in the following table. All costs are at 200405 prices. The figure for 200405 is provisional. The allocation for 200506 has not yet been finalised.
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether local bids will be invited for contracts for work currently carried out by departmental staff in Gibraltar; and whether a bid from existing departmental employees in Gibraltar would be considered. 
Any company, including those from Gibraltar, could tender if it meets published MOD commercial criteria. There is no current policy that precludes a competitive in-house option for tasks currently done in-house.
Mr. Arbuthnot: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2005, Official Report, column 779W, on RAF Manual of Flight Safety, if he will place a copy of the Seventh Edition of AP 3207 in the Library. 
Jon Trickett: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether she publishes data for the number of accidents at work involving employees of her Department; and if she will make a statement. 
Ms Hewitt: The Department of Trade and Industry publishes data for the number of accidents at work involving employees. This accident data is contained in the Departmental Report. For 200405, there have been only two reportable accidents of a minor nature involving employees.
Jon Trickett: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what arrangements for monitoring accidents at work involving members of staff of her Department are in place; and if she will make a statement. 
Ms Hewitt: Procedures for monitoring accidents are an integral part of the Department's health and safety guidance. There are formal processes in place for recording, analysing and investigating accidents, whether reportable under health and safety legislation or not. Instructions on the reporting and recording of accidents are available to staff on the Departmental intranet and the Department has a team of safety advisers who investigate accidents and ensure appropriate remedial action is taken.
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