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Mr. Touhig: The Ministry of Defence does not own or lease any land or property in the North East Milton Keynes constituency. However the Territorial Army, which is funded by the Department, lease the Territorial Army Centre off Yeoman's Drive, Blakelands, Milton Keynes.
Mr. Touhig: Comprehensive and detailed information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost, as 'refreshments' are not treated as a discrete expenditure item and are made available in a range of circumstances. I am, however, able to provide limited information, specifically on refreshments for committee meetings, for the period 199798 to 200102, when such expenditure was recorded separately. This is shown in the following table:
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It should be noted that all expenditure of this nature is made in accordance with published departmental guidance on financial procedures and propriety, based on principles set out in Government Accounting.
Mr. Ancram: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British military helicopters he is planning to make available in support of the projected deployment of British forces to Helmand Province in Afghanistan; and what type of helicopters he plans to make available. 
Dr. Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) security and (b) cost implications are of the unauthorised disclosure of the future deployment details of HMS St. Albans. 
Mr. Ingram [holding answer 26 January 2006]: To mitigate the security risk arising from the inadvertent disclosure of HMS St. Alban's deployment details, some changes to the ship's programme have been made. These changes are being implemented at no additional cost.
Mr. Ancram: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel signed disclaimers before taking nerve agent pre-treatment tablets during Operation Telic; and what warnings were given to service personnel about potential side effects before they signed the disclaimers. 
Mr. Ancram: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how nerve agent pre-treatment tablets were administered during the 2003 invasion of Iraq on Operation TELIC; what records of their administration were kept; and what monitoring of potential side-effects took place. 
Nerve agent pre-treatment sets (NAPS) tablets were issued to personnel by their commanders, and self-administered on command. Operational commanders were given the authority to decide when troops should start and stop taking NAPS in order that the use of the countermeasure could be adapted to meet the threat situation at the time.
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the policy of NATO is relating to the rendition of terror suspects detained by International Security Assistance Force; and what agreement has been reached between NATO and the Afghan Government relating to arrest and detention of suspects in Afghanistan. 
John Reid: I refer the right hon. Member to the answers given on 23 January 2006, Official Report, column 1805W and 24 January 2006, Official Report, column 1982W to the right hon. and learned Member for Devizes (Mr. Ancram).
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements have been made by NATO to ensure that terror suspects detained by Afghan authorities will be treated in compliance with international law. 
It is of course the primary responsibility of the Afghan Government to treat individuals it detains in accordance with international law. But as NATO prepares to expand in the south of Afghanistan it is discussing detention issues with the Afghan Government with the aim of agreeing a comprehensive policy in full compliance with international law.
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts regarding the Council of Europe request to inspect Bondsteel camp in Kosovo; and if he will make a statement. 
Dr. McCrea: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the consultees who were given the opportunity to respond to the proposed new option four of the Met Office's proposals to change its civil centre forecast production network. 
Mr. Touhig: The original Met Office consultation period began in July 2005 when details of the options for consultation were circulated to Met Office staff, customers, stakeholders and parliamentarians.
Details of the prospective new option 4which was developed as a result of feedback from responses to the original phase of consultation (5 July 2005 to 20 October 2005)were circulated to the same group of Met Office staff, customers, stakeholders and parliamentarians in October 2005. The consultation document was also available on the Met Office external website and was therefore effectively available for anyone to access.
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