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Ms Walley: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many claims in respect of Gulf War related illness have been (a) rejected and (b) accepted by the Veterans Agency, Blackpool; and how many claims have been allowed the right of appeal. 
Mr. Caplin: The Ministry of Defence does not monitor the number of ex-Service personnel (including veterans of the 199091 Gulf Conflict) in HM Prisons, as prison records do not contain data of the type which permits the identification of ex-Service personnel.
Mr. Ingram: There are a large number of contracts in place to provide logistic support to the Harrier GR7 and Sea Harrier aircraft and many of these will include provision for Post Design Services (PDS). To separately identify individual contracted PDS tasks would be very time consuming and at disproportionate cost.
Mrs. Brooke: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of whether an additive relationship exists between noise-induced hearing loss and age-related hearing loss; and if he will make a statement. 
The Ministry of Defence's clinical practice in this area is based on publicly available knowledge that an additive relationship does exist between noise-induced hearing loss and age-related hearing loss.
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Mr. Arbuthnot: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place copies in the Library of all (a) reports, (b) memoranda, (c) audits and (d) other evaluations that were produced (i) by Boscombe Down and (ii) on behalf of Boscombe Down during flight trials of the Chinook Mark 2 helicopter, including those covering the engine-control software before 3 June 1994. 
Mr. Arbuthnot: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library copies of all (a) reports, (b) documents and (c) memoranda produced by, or on behalf of, Boscombe Down in 1988, concerning software in the Chinook HC2 helicopter. 
Mr. Arbuthnot: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 2 March 2005, Official Report, column 1231W, to my hon. Friend the Member for Mid-Sussex (Mr. Soames), on helicopters, whether he expects the Chinook Mark 3 helicopter, including the six aircraft delivered to the UK during 200102, to enter service before the planned phasing out of the Mark 2 and Mark 2a Chinooks in 2015 and 2025. 
Mr. Salmond: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many grants have been made under the Heroes Return scheme to (a) organisations and (b) individuals in Banff and Buchan; and if he will give details of the amounts of the grants. 
Mr. Ingram: The Ministry of Defence has been advised by the Big Lottery Fund that to date a total of 61 people (27 veterans, 12 spouses, four widows and 18 carers) from Chorley have participated in overseas commemorative visits funded by the Heroes Return" programme.
Mr. Lyons: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions HRH Prince Andrew has used the Department's vehicles, vessels and planes for private use in (a) 2003 and (b) 2004; and at what cost. 
Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of military intervention to eradicate the cultivation of illegal drug crops internationally was in each of the last 20 years, broken down by country. 
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with (a) Barnet council and (b) the Mayor of London concerning the future of the site at Inglis Barracks, Mill Hill when it is no longer required by his Department; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Ingram: Discussions with the London borough of Barnet as to the future use of the site and the council's intention to establish a Development Framework Agreement for Mill Hill East are in progress. As part of this process, officers from the London borough of Barnet visited the barracks on 10 March 2005, together with representatives from the Greater London authority, Transport for London and English Partnerships.
I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given by my hon. Friend, the Under-Secretary of State for Defence (Mr. Caplin) on 24 January 2005, Official Report, column 51W. Decisions about marketing have yet to be made.
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Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to preserve the historic officers' mess building at Inglis Barracks, when British Forces Post Office vacate the premises; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Caplin: The future of the Officers' Mess building at Inglis Barracks, once the British Forces Post Office vacates 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.
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to ensure a continuation of light industrial use of (a) all and (b) part of the Inglis Barracks, Mill Hill site when it is no longer required by his Department; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Caplin: Future uses for the Inglis Barracks site will be identified in the planning framework agreement for the site and adjoining land. This is being commissioned by the planning authority, the London borough of Barnet.
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