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Mr. Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to receive the report from the Commandant, concerning the breach of security by a Sun reporter at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. 
John Reid [holding answer 23 June 2005]: The Commandant has already taken a number of measures to enhance security at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in particular to ensure that all visitors are escorted at all times. Separately the Adjutant General has directed a detailed review of security procedures and processes. This is expected to conclude within a matter of weeks. I am being kept informed of the progress of this review.
Mr. Ancram: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British service personnel are (a) deployed and (b) stationed in (i) Germany, (ii)Northern Ireland, (iii) Bosnia-Herzegovina, (iv)Croatia, (v) Kosovo, (vi) Albania, (vii) the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, (viii) Sierra Leone, (ix) the Gulf Region, (x) Turkey, (xi) Gibraltar, (xii) Belize, (xiii) Kenya, (xiv) Canada, (xv) the FalklandIslands, (xvi) Cyprus, (xvii) Brunei and (xviii)Afghanistan. 
|FYR of Macedonia||10||0|
|The Gulf Region||9,200||0|
|Kenya (training team only)||0||10|
|Canada (training team only)||0||220|
|The Falkland Islands||1,150||0|
Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many training exercises UK military forces have undertaken with Uzbekistan military forces in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Ingram: In the last five years the United Kingdom forces have undertaken one exercise with the armed forces of Uzbekistan. Exercise TIMUR EXPRESS, a peacekeeping exercise, took place in Uzbekistan from 11 September 2004 to 25 September 2004. It was a company-level exercise, and the 146-person UK element was provided by the Territorial Army. The other states involved were Kazakhstan, Georgia and Ukraine.
Mr. Ingram: The posture of United Kingdom forces in Iraq is kept under constant review. UK forces are already deployed outside the Basra area", predominately in other parts of Multi-National Division (South East) but also in Baghdad as part of the Multi-National ForceIraq Headquarters and the NATO Training Mission-Iraq. There are no current plans to change existing UK force dispositions in Iraq.
Mr. Moore: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel from the armed forces of Uzbekistan have been trained in the United Kingdom in each year since 1997; and where this training took place. 
The information requested is routinely published by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) in Statistical First Releases (SFRs). The numbers of starts and the number on programme (in-learning) on apprenticeships in 2002/03, 2003/04 and the first three months of 2004/05 are shown in tables 4 and 5 of the LSC SFR Further Education, Work Based Learning for Young People and Adult and Community
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LearningLearner Numbers in England on 1 October 2004", available on the DfES website: http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000567/index.shtml
Apprenticeship framework completion rates and the total number of leavers in 2002/03 and 2003/04 will be shown in table 7 of the forthcoming LSC SFR Further Education and Work Based Learning for Young PeopleLearner Outcomes in England: 2003/04", due to be published at 9.30 am on 28 June, and will be available on the DfES website: http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000583/index.shtml
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what funding has been allocated towards achieving the target of 320,000 apprentices by 2008; and whether she expects the target to be achieved. 
Phil Hope: The Department does not have a target for the number of apprenticeships in 2008. However, we are committed to the continued expansion of apprenticeships, and if growth continues along its current lines, we would expect around 300,000 apprenticeships to be in training by that time.
Bill Rammell: Apprenticeships, formerly Modern Apprenticeships, were launched as an initiative in September 1994. By the end of July 1995, there were 2,100 people on apprenticeship programmes. They were fully operational from September 1995 and at the end of July 1996, there were 35,100 people on them. These figures are taken from the DfES Statistical First Release Government Supported, Work Based Learning for Young People in England: 2001/02", available on the DfES website: http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000358/index.shtml.
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