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Mr. Salmond: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many deaths of (a) former soldiers and (b) his Department's personnel have been attributable to (i) cancer and (ii) leukaemia in each of the last 20 years. 
Mr. Caplin: Apart from Ministry of Defence studies into specific groups, e.g. veterans of the 199091 Gulf Conflict, there is no mortality data routinely collected on former Service personnel. Information on the causes of death of civilian personnel is not collected by the Department.
Mr. Salmond: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received from the Scottish Executive regarding the formulation of the European Council's position on counter-terrorism. 
Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list farmers and farm companies which rent land from his Department on Salisbury Plain; how much land, in hectares, each of these rent; and which of these farms have been used for military training purposes in the last five years. 
Mr. Caplin: Forty three farmers or farm companies currently rent land from the MOD on Salisbury Plain. The information requested is shown below, although, in accordance with the Data Protection Act these have not been listed by name.
Land is categorised as either schedule I, or scheduleIII (there is no longer a schedule II). Military training takes place over all schedule III land. ScheduleI land on Salisbury Plain is arable in nature, and located around the edges of the training and impact areas acting as a buffer zone between military activities and the civilian population. Land designated as schedule I attracts higher rents. Generally speaking, schedule I land is not used for training, but depending upon the terms of an individual agreement, and the rights reserved under it, some training may take place, with compensation payable in the event of damage being caused by military personnel.
It should be noted that the total number of hectares let out has altered since my last answer on 10 February, and will change again in the next month as work is concluded on grazing licences under the mid-term review.
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|Farm no.||Schedule 1 land|
Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the income per hectare in 2005 which would be derived from the rental of land owned by his Department to farmers at full market value. 
Mr. Caplin: Rents are negotiated on a case by case basis and reflect sometimes onerous conditions which this department has to impose on tenants. Rents thus reflect what the market will bear" and this is effectively the full market rent for those sites. Bearing that in mind, the average income per hectare for 2005 is estimated at £34.62.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 23 February 2005, Official Report, column 652W, on the Defence Export
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Services Organisation, which Ministers attended the Defence Export Services Organisation Symposium on 9 March. 
Mr. Ingram [holding answer 22 March 2005]: The Secretary of State for Defence, the Minister for Defence Procurement, and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Mr.Rammell, participated in the Defence Export Services Organisation Symposium on 9 March 2005.
Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of its personnel budget for each financial year since 199798 the Naval Manning Agency spent in Scotland (a) in monetary terms and (b) as a percentage of the total personnel budget for that year; how many personnel were employed in Scotland in each case; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Caplin: Both Civilian and Service personnel data by Agency are collated annually at 1 April and presented in Table 2.6 of the United Kingdom Defence Statistics, a copy of which is held in the Library of the House. Further information on personnel figures is available on the DASA website at www.dasa.mod.uk
A table showing numbers of Civilian personnel by MOD Agency, for the Agency as a total and those employed in Scotland specifically, for the period 1 April 1997 to 1 January 2005, has also been published on the Defence Analytical Services Agency website, www.dasa.mod.uk, and is also lodged in the Library of the House. However, no civilian staff were employed in Scotland by the Naval Manning Agency.
|Number||Percentage of total spend on Naval Manning Agency personnel|
|200001||0.067||less than 5||0.59|
|200102||0.085||less than 5||0.66|
|200203||0.097||less than 5||0.69|
|200304||0.105||less than 5||0.74|
Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of its personnel budget for each financial year since 199798 the Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency spent in Scotland (a) in monetary terms and (b) as a percentage of the total personnel budget for that year; how many personnel were employed in Scotland in each case; and if he will make a statement. 
|Date||AFPAA MOD civilians employed in Scotland||AFPAA MOD Service personnel employed in Scotland|
Both civilian and Service personnel data by agency are collated annually at 1 April and presented in Table2.6 of UK Defence Statistics, a copy of which is held in the House of Commons Library. Further information on personnel figures is available on the DASA website at www.dasa.mod.uk.
A table showing numbers of civilian personnel by MOD agency, for the agency as a total and those employed in Scotland specifically, for the period 1 April 1997 to 1 January 2005, has also been published on the Defence Analytical Services Agency website, www.dasa.mod.uk, and has been placed in the Library of the House.
The civilian workforce numbers have been collated from centrally held records and may be different to locally produced numbers. However, all numbers in the table are produced using the agreed standard definition of civilian workforce, in full-time equivalent terms (part-time staff are counted only in proportion to the number of hours worked compared to the normal full-time hours) and are rounded to the nearest 10 to preserve confidentiality.
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