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Mr. Touhig [holding answer 27 June 2005]: There are currently 37 posts worldwide that attract Official Service Residences (OSRs) status as a result of hosting and entertainment duties. Although the number of posts attracting this status is kept under constant review, there are currently no plans to change the present number of posts attracting OSR status.
Two of the properties currently occupied by OSR status post holders have been identified for eventual disposal. The two post holders concerned would be transferred, if necessary, into alternative accommodation befitting the entitlement of the occupant and OSR status.
Mr. Gerald Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the staff levels against targets are for RAF (a) aircrew, (b) weapons systems operators, (c) ground crew, (d) technicians and intelligence staff. 
|Junior officer aircrew||1,435||1,555||-120|
|Junior officer weapons system|
|Junior officer ground crew||70||60||+10|
|Squadron leader flying branch||705||720||-15|
|Technicians and intelligence||1,635||1,735||-100|
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) US Army, (b) US Navy, (c) US Marines, (d) US Airforce, (e) US civilians and (f) US contractors are working at RAF Menwith Hill. 
Mr. Ingram: As of 1 June 2005 there were: 202 US Army personnel, 103 US Navy personnel, 34 US marines, 178 US Air Force personnel, 269 US Department of Defense civilians and 536 US contractors working at RAF Menwith Hill.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) GCHQ, (b) Ministry of Defence Police Agency, (c) Ministry of Defence Guarding Service, (d) Royal Air Force and (e) other UK personnel are working at RAF Menwith Hill. 
Mr. Ingram: As of 1 June 2005 there were 125 Ministry of Defence Police Agency personnel, 33 Ministry of Defence Guarding Service personnel, one Royal Air Force Officer and 231 other UK personnel working at RAF Menwith Hill. I am withholding the number of GCHQ personnel working at RAF Menwith Hill in accordance with Government policy of not commenting on intelligence matters.
Mr. Ingram: A master plan covering the long-term development of RAF Menwith Hill is in the process of being produced by a joint UK/US team at RAF Menwith Hill. In order to maintain the operational effectiveness of the station it will be necessary to improve some of the ageing infrastructure on the site. This may lead to the demolition of some older buildings and their replacement by expanded modern facilities that, wherever possible, will be more in keeping with the rural landscape. There are no plans to alter the station's current role and mission.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent on (a) maintenance and (b) capital costs at the Royal Hospital Haslar in 200304; and what the estimate is for each year to 2008. 
The 200405 expenditure figures are shown as estimated because they are still subject to final audit by the National Audit Office. The estimate of nil expenditure for 200708 is due to the Ministry of Defence's planned withdrawal from management of the Royal Hospital Haslar site by 31 March 2007.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many cases of work-related stress have been reported in his Department in each of the last three years; how much compensation was paid to employees in each year; how many work days were lost due to work-related stress in each year; at what cost; what procedures have been put in place to reduce work-related stress; at what cost; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Touhig: Ministry of Defence records on sickness absence for civilian employees do not distinguish between work related and non-work related stress. There are no centrally collated data recorded on work-related stress for Service personnel. The information requested on the number of cases, the numbers of days lost, and the cost of those working days due to work-related stress is not therefore available.
The MOD has over the last three years operated a stress policy laid down in Joint Service Publication 375. This publication can be found on the internet, at http://www.mod.uk/dsef/ohs/jsp375.htm. This policy is supplemented by procedures that were designed to assist with stress reduction when identified in an individual, these procedures are:
Jacqui Smith: As our white paper on the 1419 reform states; we plan to move from 6 to 4-units of assessment for A level. This will reduce the assessment burden at advanced level by as much as a third and substantially reduce the cost on schools and colleges. This is purely about reducing assessment; there will be no reduction in A level content or standard.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what data on antisocial behaviour is collected by her Department relating to (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools and (c) colleges of further and higher education. 
Jacqui Smith: The Department does not collect data from schools and colleges on antisocial behaviour. We do, however, collect data on exclusions from primary and secondary schools, although the numbers of exclusions do not necessarily reflect the levels of antisocial behaviour in schools. The last set of data on exclusions was published on 23 June and a copy of this publication is in the Library.
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