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Commonwealth War Graves Commission

21. Shona McIsaac : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. [36116]

Mr. Touhig: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission continues its important work worldwide in maintaining around one and three quarter million war graves and memorial commemorations to Commonwealth Service men and women who died in the two world wars.

War Memorials (Redevelopment)

22. Mr. Crausby : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to protect war memorials in buildings being redeveloped. [36117]

Mr. Touhig: Where a building is to be redeveloped, any war memorial is considered as part of the planning process.

We work closely with regimental associations and other interested parties to ensure that memorials in buildings being redeveloped are either incorporated within the refurbished building or moved to a suitable new location.

If the memorial is within a listed building, or is itself listed, the local authority must be approached for listed building consent prior to removal and appropriate re-siting.

Defence Export Service Organisation

Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Defence Export Service Organisation maintains records in its (a) UK offices and (b) overseas offices of the occasions on which it has provided lists of agents to customers. [36844]

Mr. Ingram: The Defence Export Services Organisation occasionally receives requests for lists of agents. When received, such requests are treated in the same way as other routine requests for information, responses to which are not, in general, put on the record.

Investment Appraisals Board

Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how decisions of the Investment Appraisals Board are (a) recorded and (b) implemented; and if he will make a statement. [36159]

Mr. Ingram: The Investment Approvals Board considers proposals for major investments in equipment, estates, support and business change projects and, where appropriate, makes recommendations to Ministers as to whether such investments should be approved. Recommendations take the form of submissions to Ministers or, for lower value projects, advice within their delegated powers to project owners to proceed or otherwise. There is no Investment Appraisals Board.
 
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Landing Ships Dock Project

Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the Landing Ships Dock (Auxiliary) Project. [36099]

Bill Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the Landing Ships Dock (Auxiliary) Project. [36104]

Mr. Ingram: The Landing Ships Dock (Auxiliary) project continues to make progress towards the completion of the four Bay Class vessels. Mounts Bay, the first ship built by BAE Systems in Glasgow, has begun her final sea trials prior to The Ministry of Defence acceptance. Build and testing continues on the remaining three ships.

Territorial Army

Ann Winterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Territorial Army personnel qualified for their 10 years' continuous service medal in each of the past 10 years. [33578]

Mr. Touhig: The Volunteer Reserves Service Medal, instituted on 31 March 1999, is awarded for 10 years reckonable continuous service. The information requested is shown in the following table.
Total
19991,375
20001,001
2001917
2002810
2003593
2004319
200546
Total5,061

Relief Effort (Pakistan)

Mr. Mahmood: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the UK armed forces have assisted the relief effort in Pakistan. [36105]

Mr. Ingram: UK armed forces have provided significant and wide-ranging assistance to the Pakistan earthquake relief effort. This has included three heavy lift Chinook helicopters, a specialist 86-man light
 
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engineering team, a four-person mobile medical team, four logistics planners, three C-130 transport aircraft as part of the NATO air-bridge, and 24,000 vegetarian and halal ration packs.

White Phosphorus

Mr. Kenneth Clarke: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions white phosphorus weapons have been used by British forces during the invasion and occupation of Iraq; and at what level of command their use was authorised. [33282]

John Reid: British armed forces have used white phosphorus on Operation Telic in Iraq primarily as a smoke screen to provide cover and thus protection for our soldiers, or for target illumination. Its use in Iraq is a tactical decision authorised by commanders on the ground. Although white phosphorus does have a recognised anti-personnel effect, our armed forces go to great lengths to ensure that civilian and non-combatants are not harmed during operations; guidelines issued to British military personnel on its use emphasise that it should not be deployed as an anti-personnel weapon. Information on the number of occasions it has been used by British armed forces in Iraq is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

CABINET OFFICE

Departmental Expenditure

Martin Horwood: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much the Cabinet Office and its agencies have spent on (a) the design and production of new logos and (b) employing external (i) public relations and (ii) graphic design agencies in each year since 2000, broken down by project. [33200]

Mr. Jim Murphy: The following table details the projects and the amount the Cabinet Office has spent on the design and production of new logos, employing external public relations agencies and employing external graphic design agencies since 1 April 2004. The figures are exclusive of VAT.

The Cabinet Office does not hold central records for this activity before 1 April 2004 and to provide the information requested before that date would incur disproportionate costs.
£

ProjectAmount
Design and production of new logos
2004–05
Development of Equalities Review Team2,050.00
Development of Leaders UK logo500.00
Development of Preparing for Emergencies logo17,000
Development of Government Communications Network logo9,780.00
2005–06
Development of Government Communication Network Live" logo15,622.00
Employing external PR agencies
2004–05
Public Relations support for the Better Regulation Taskforce (BRTF)34,250.00
2005–06
Public Relations support for the Better Regulation Taskforce (BRTF)68,630.00
Employing external design agencies
2004–05
Design of Government Social Research leaflet854.00
Design of Government Social Research exhibition stand872.50
Design and production of departmental Welcome Magazine2,739.28
Design of internal Government Car and Despatch Service leaflet427.00
Design and production of Government Car and Despatch Service annual report12,292.00
Design of guide for children attending charity receptions at 10 Downing Street1,109.00
Design of Civil Service Survey poster1,700.00
Design of template for cross departmental reports7,800.00
Layout of Better Regulation Taskforce annual report2,290.00
Design of Public Appointments Unit induction folder1,000.00
Design and layout of RIU transposition1,100.00
Redesign of Regulatory Impact Unit Code60.00
Design of e-Envoy School and Community Sport report1,675.00
Design of Regulatory Impact Unit Bereavement report2,457.50
Design of Regulatory Impact Unit Direct Payment report693.00
Design of CSIA Infosec Competencies1,187.50
Design of Fast Stream Times Top 100 entry750.00
Design of Fast Stream case studies and copy writing450.00
Design of Fast Stream flow chart470.00
Design services Fast Stream report cover472.50
Design and layout of Fast Stream competencies270.00
Redesign of Public Appointments Unit binder cover/spine392.00
Redesign of Ministerial Group pack cover200.00
Design of Regulatory Impact Unit report596.50
Design of Online Graduate Recruitment Service1,500.00
Design of Work Foundation Report899.00
Design of Work Foundation Case Studies755.00
2005–06
Design of Central Sponsor for Information Assurance leaflets110.00
Layout of Fast Stream recruitment leaflet315.00
Design of Cabinet Office exhibition stand870.00
Design of internal Cabinet Office newsletter Issue 378900.00
Design of internal Cabinet Office newsletter Issue 3761,187.00
Design of internal Cabinet Office newsletter Issue 377815.00
Design of display panel for IT professional launch475.00
Redesign of OPSR Booklet958.00
Design of Public Appointments Unit electronic newsletter360.00
Design of Public Appointments Unit Play a Part" newsletter400.00

 
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