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Mr. Touhig: All Territorial Army (TA) personnel currently called up for deployments must be at least 18 years of age and have completed Phase 1 and Phase 2 training. Upon mobilisation, all soldiers receive health checks and additional preparation and training for 10 days at the Reserves Training and Mobilisation Centre (RTMC), before attending five days further pre-deployment training, designed specifically for the theatre to which they are deploying, at the Operational Training Advisory Group (OPTAG). Provided all training and medical standards have been met, soldiers are deemed fit to deploy to theatres and at this stage the majority will join a regular unit, for up to two months prior to deployment, where they will undergo further integration and training.
In July 2004 the Secretary of State for Defence announced plans for a class of eight Type 45 Destroyers, of which six hulls are on contract. Formal approval, and a subsequent order, for ships seven and eight will be sought at the appropriate time. The currently forecast In Service Date (ISD) for the First of Class, HMS Daring, is May 2009. The remaining five ships are planned to enter service at intervals over a four year period following the First of Class ISD.
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Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK war graves there are in (a) Singapore, (b) Malaysia, (c) Hong Kong, (d) Burma, (e) India, (f) Pakistan and (g) Thailand; what the cost was of the upkeep (i) in each country and (ii) per grave in each of the last five years; and when each site was last inspected. 
Mr. Touhig: The following table shows the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's (CWGC) figures for the number of United Kingdom (UK) world war and non world war graves for each country listed and the date when each site was last inspected.
|Country||World war graves||Non world war graves||Last CWGC|
|Hong Kong||1,842||3,007||September 2004|
|Myanmar (Burma)||7,311||||April 2005|
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John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the average length of contracts awarded to consultants at the British Library was in each of the past five years. 
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John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many consultants have become permanent members of staff of the British Library following the end of their contract in each of the last five years. 
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the added value made to the British Library by consultants employed by them in each of the past five years. 
Mr. Lammy: The Department has made no assessment of the added value made to the British Library by consultants employed by them over the past five years. Under the terms of its financial memorandum, it is the Library's responsibility to ensure best value for money from consultancy services.
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Mr. Prisk: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which village halls and community centres have benefited from Lottery funding in the Hertford and Stortford constituency since 1997. 
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