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Mr. Arbuthnot: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of Annex H to the RAF Board of Inquiry report into the loss of Tornado GR1A at Killin (Glen Ogle) on 1 September 1994. 
I will place a copy of Annex H of the Board of Inquiry into the loss of the Tornado ZG708 at Killin (Glen Ogle) on 1 September 1994 in the Library. The document has been declassified and a small amount of information at paragraph 3 and Annexes A and B, has been withheld under the European Convention on Human Rights, Article 8 (Right to Respect for Private
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and Family Life), enabled by the Human Rights Act 1998. The names of individuals that do not form a substantive part of the information requested have been removed.
Mr. Arbuthnot: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library copies of the RAF Boards of Inquiry reports on (a) the Tornado ZE858 which crashed at Stainmore, Cumberland on 21 October 1993, (b) the Tornado F3 which crashed into the North sea 45 nautical miles north east of Scarborough on 7 June 1994, (c) the Tornado GR1 which crashed 16 nautical miles north of RAF Lossiemouth on 19 July 1994 and (d) the Tornado F3 which crashed on 10 March 1995. 
Mr. Touhig: The Boards of Inquiry reports are being recalled from archives and will be examined for release, suitably redacted. I will write to the right hon. Member, and place a copy of my letter in the Library of the House.
In preparation for DSEi 2005, for example, the DTI's Export Control Organisation (ECO) liaised with the exhibition organisers, providing them with guidance on exhibition activities, which was published on the exhibition organisers' website and in a handbook provided to the exhibitors. A bulletin was also sent to all exhibitors prior to the exhibition, which included information about relevant UK controls, including the UK's trade controls. Exhibitors were made further aware of UK export/trade control requirements in a pre-briefing for exhibitors immediately prior to the exhibition.
Adam Price: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many investigations of alleged ill-treatment by service personnel in Iraq have been discontinued at a commanding officer's request before the Army Prosecuting Authority has had an opportunity to consider them. 
[holding answer 21 October 2005]: The following table gives details of Ministry of Defence civilian redundancies, both voluntary and compulsory, for the financial years 19992000 to 200405. Comparable information for financial year 199899 is not available.
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Peter Law: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what requests (a) the UK Government and (b) NATO have received from the (i) Pakistani, (ii) Kashmiri and (iii) Indian authorities for helicopters and other military equipment deployed in Afghanistan to be redeployed to humanitarian emergency rescue work following the earthquake. 
Mr. Ingram: The Pakistan Government asked the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 9 October for United Kingdom helicopter support in the expectation that there were UK military helicopters in the region. At the time, there were no deployments of UK military helicopters in the region, including in Afghanistan. At DfID's request, however, the Ministry of Defence will deploy three heavy lift CH-47 Chinook helicopters, with accompanying personnel, for a four week operating period to support the Pakistan relief effort. A small military team travelled to Islamabad on 19 October to facilitate the deployment of these aircraft.
The MOD also air-lifted two Puma helicopters from Seville, Spain, by RAF C- 17 for use by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in support of the relief effort. The helicopters arrived in Islamabad on 17 October.
Mrs. Humble: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Special Investigations Branch personnel and (b) secondees from other agencies were assigned to the investigation of fraud in (i) 200304, (ii) 200405 and (iii) to date in 200506. 
Since 2003, the Royal Military Police Special Investigation Branch has employed two Staff Sergeants and four specialist Financial Warrant Officers to investigate fraud, related both to Public and Non-Public funds in the Army.
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Mrs. Humble: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he was first informed of Special Investigations Branch (SIB) inquiries into fraud in the Adjutant General's Office; what estimate he has made of the amount of money fraudulently dispensed; how many employees are under investigation; and at what rank the SIB officer in charge of the investigation is. 
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the adequacy and availability of British infantry to respond to additional urgent deployments; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Ingram: As at 25 October 2005 there are a total of 117 cars and vans on hire in Iraq. Numbers of cars and vans on hire have decreased from 529 in April to the current levels. The cost of the hire of such vehicles for the whole of 200405 was £8,274,176.82.
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