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Mr. Touhig: The Ministry of Defence recognises Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a serious and disabling condition and continues to take all appropriate steps to address this and other more common stress-related disorders among Service personnel, reflecting the wider medical understanding of prevention and care.
The provision-of health care for veterans is primarily the responsibility of the NHS. However, under a provision of the war pensions scheme, the MOD funds remedial treatment at one of the treatment centres of the Ex Services Mental Health Society (Combat Stress) for those with service-related accepted mental health problems; this includes cases of PTSD.
As part of the Veterans Programme, the MOD is working closely with the Department of Health and the devolved Administrations to ensure excellent mental health services for veterans, including those suffering from PTSD. Discussions are taking place on a number of questions relating to the provision of such services, including exploring whether any changes need to be made to arrangements to address the needs of those suffering from severe PTSD.
Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff were employed by non-departmental public bodies and agencies for which he has responsibility in 200405 in (a) total and (b) each (i) nation and (ii) region of the UK and (c) London. 
Mr. Touhig: Information on the number of staff, employed between 200405, by each of MOD's executive non-departmental public bodies in total and for each nation and region of the UK and London is as follows:
|Museum||Total(3)||UK region (including London)|
|National Army Museum||86||ChelseaLondon Government Office Region (82)|
|SandhurstSouth East Government Office Region (4)|
|RAF Museum||169||Cosford/StaffordWest Midlands Government Office Region (49)|
|HendonLondon Government Office Region (120)|
|Royal Naval Museum||32||Portsmouth Naval BaseSouth East Government Office Region (32)|
|Royal Navy Submarine Museum||22||Gosport, PortsmouthSouth East Government Office Region (22)|
|Museum Royal Marines||29||Southsea, HampshireSouth East Government Office Region (29)|
|Fleet Air Arm Museum||65||Yeovilton, SomersetSouth West Government Office Region (65)|
Information on the number of staff employed by agencies in total and for each nation (England, Scotland, Wales, N Ireland and overseas) can be found in the UK Defence Statistics 2005 Publication under tables 2.6, 2.6a and 2.6b (pages 5254). A copy is available in the Library of the House. Information on the number of staff employed by agencies in each region of the UK and London could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Salmond: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the (a) salary bill was and (b) administrative costs were for his Department in (i) each (A) nation and (B) region of the UK and (ii) London in 200405. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: As stated in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) Resource Accounts 200405 (HC 301, 20 July 2005), the total salary bill for ODPM was some £226,643,000. Total expenditure within the administration cost limit for the year, also taken from the accounts, was £310,744,000.
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister does not monitor regional or central London administrative costs relating to the central Department separately. Such a breakdown could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
|Total administrative costs/expenditure (net of receipts)|
|Yorkshire and Humberside||9,463||13,454|
|Regional co-ordination unit (in London)||2,260||6,025|
Tim Loughton: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the projects and services run by the NSPCC which have received public funding from his Department in each of the last three years; how much funding was provided in each case; and over what time scale. 
Mr. Gray: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his current estimate is of the overall cost of establishing regional fire control centres in (a) the South West, (b) the other regions and (c) in total. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: FiReControl is a national project. There are no separate budgets for each regional control centre. For information on the one-off costs of delivering FiReControl, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 8 November 2005, Official Report, column 358W. The national cost will be £160 million.
Jim Fitzpatrick: The figures for the financial years from April 1999 are set out in the following table. The current computer incident recording system used by the London Fire Brigade (which has provided these figures) was introduced in April 1999 and there is no readily available data on a comparable basis for 1997 and 1998.
| Fires|| False alarms|
|Primary fire||Secondary fire||Chimney fire||AFAs||Good intent||All genuine" calls to fires||Malicious|
Jim Cousins: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the assumed population of the City of Newcastle-upon-Tyne was for formula grant purposes in (a) 200203, (b) 200405, (c) 200506 and (d) 200607. 
|Mid Year Estimate (MYE)||200203||200304||Amended 200304 published in 200405||200405||Amended 200405 published in 200607||200506||200607|
|Population projection in 2006||||||||||||||263,888|
Jim Cousins: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the formula grant was in respect of reimbursement of the costs of concessionary fares in (a) 200304, (b) 200405 and (c) 200506 for each local authority in the County of Tyne and Wear; and how much is proposed for 200607. 
Mr. Woolas: Government support for concessionary fares is funded via the Revenue Support Grant Settlement. Revenue Support Grant is an unhypothecated block grant. This means that authorities are able to spend the grant on any service. It is not therefore possible to say how much grant an authority received for a particular service.
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