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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 27 June 2005, Official Report,
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columns 120405W, on Iraq, whether the British deputy senior judge advocate in Iraq told his British superiors about the Red Cross report he summarised. 
Mr. Ingram [holding answer 4 July 2005]: A copy of the November ICRC report, together with a summary were sent by the British officer to a number of senior staff within CJTF-7, including to the office of the senior British military representativeIraq (SBMR(I), who was located in a different HQ from the British deputy SJA. We have not been able to ascertain whether that report ever arrived, and the then SBMR(I) did not read the report or the summary.
However, SBMR-I was briefed on the ICRC report, together with Lt Gen Sanchez, by US personnel. That briefing did not raise major concerns about abuse at Abu Ghraib. Issues of mishandling" were raised, but it was made clear that direction had already been given that such practices should stop. Further concerns were raised about record keeping and procedures for informing the relatives of internees of their whereabouts. SBMR-I directed that these procedures should be reviewed, and improvements made.
|RN18 ZH838||Undergoing maintenance post engine change||28 October 1999|
|RN22 ZH842||Serviceable||1 March 2000|
|RN16 ZH836||Undergoing maintenance||19 August 1999|
|RN35 ZH855||Undergoing routine maintenance||28 June 2001|
|RN40 ZH860||Undergoing routine maintenance||26 March 2002|
|RN43 ZH863||Serviceable||9 August 2002|
|RN08 ZH828||Serviceable||28 August 1998|
|RN21 ZH841||Under technical investigation||29 January 2000|
|RN23 ZH843||Undergoing routine maintenance||13 April 2000|
|RN42 ZH862||Serviceable||26 June 2002|
|RN44 ZH864||Serviceable||4 October 2002|
|RN11 ZH831||Undergoing routine maintenance||29 January 1999|
|RN15 ZH835||Undergoing routine maintenance||9 August 1999|
|RN19 ZH839||Undergoing maintenance||24 November 1999|
|RN26 ZH846||Serviceable||16 August 2000|
|RN29 ZH849||Serviceable||15 December 2000|
|RN41 ZH861||Undergoing routine maintenance||14 May 2002|
|RN17 ZH837||Undergoing maintenance post storage||24 September 1999|
|RN28 ZH848||Serviceable||8 November 2000|
|RN30 ZH850||Serviceable||21 December 2000|
|RN31 ZH851||Serviceable||2 March 2001|
|RN32 ZH852||Serviceable||29 March 2001|
|RN37 ZH857||Serviceable||5 October 2001|
Mr. Ancram: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) trained strength and (b) trained requirement is of the UK (i) regular armed forces, (ii) reserve forces and (iii) Territorial Army. 
| Naval service|| Army||RAF|
|Regular Reserve3, 4, 5||||9,930||||31,660||||7,960|
|Volunteer Reserve (part-time)(38)||||||||||2,120||1,380|
|Volunteer Reserve (full-time)5, 6||3,890||2,980||41,610||36,630||90||100|
Mr. Ingram: There are two types of the Nimrod aircraft currently in service. The Nimrod MR2 is a maritime reconnaissance aircraft and is planned to be replaced by the Nimrod MRA4. Flight trials of the MRA4 are progressing. A production proposal was submitted by BAE Systems earlier this month, and is being considered by the Ministry of Defence. A production contract will depend on an assessment that the design is mature enough to enter production and on agreement of an affordable price.
The Nimrod R1 is an electronic reconnaissance aircraft that examines radio and radar emissions. We are assessing cost effective solutions to our requirement to maintain this capability, including whether to upgrade or replace the aircraft.
Mr. Ancram: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the unit production cost, broken down by (a) indirect resource departmental expenditure limit, (b) direct resource departmental expenditure limit and (c) capital departmental expenditure limit, is for the Panther command and liaison vehicle; 
(2) what the cost, broken down by (a) indirect resource departmental expenditure limit, (b) direct resource departmental expenditure limit and (c) capital departmental expenditure limit is for the Panther command and liaison vehicle contract. 
Mr. Ingram: The current Unit Production Cost for the two variants of the Panther command and liaison vehicle is £320,000 and £240,000 (excluding VAT). These figures are capital departmental expenditure limit (CDEL) only. Development costs are excluded from the figures as are indirect resource expenditure limit (RDEL Indirect) costs, comprising a notional cost of capital charge, which for each variant is currently assessed at £15,000 and £12,000 per vehicle respectively.
The current cost to bring the Panther command and liaison vehicle into service is as follows: (a) indirect resource departmental expenditure limit of some £6 million, (b) direct resource departmental expenditure limit of some £2.5 million, and (c) capital departmental expenditure limit of £166 million, with further contracts envisaged to a total value reaching £193 million.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what metrics have been established for measuring the Department's success in achieving public service agreement objective II; and what weighting has been assigned to training projects (AVTS, DTR, RSME) in terms of contributing to the achievement of this objective. 
The way in which public service agreement targets are measured is set out in the technical notes that support the agreement. The technical notes
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for the MOD'S public service agreements for 200304 to 200506 and for 200506 to 200607 are published on the MOD and Treasury websites.
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