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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects a funding agreement to be concluded
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between the Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory and Defence Estates on remediation work at Porton Down. 
Mr. Touhig: An informal agreement has already been reached between the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and Defence Estates to allow work on the remediation of the Porton Down site, which commenced in early 2005.
It is anticipated that this agreement will be formalised with effect from 1 April 2006 and, subject to review as deemed necessary, remain extant until 31 March 2015.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 13 June 2005, Official Report, column 16W, on private finance projects, what the (a) capital value, (b) annual revenue cost, (c) start date and (d) end date is of each private finance initiative and public private partnership project his Department is undertaking. 
Mr. Ingram [holding answer 24 January 2006]: The information is provided in the following table. However, you should note:
that the table contains an updated list of PPP projects including details of projects signed since the answer given on the 13 June 2005, Official Report, column 16W;
that the Contract End Date, as given in the following table, is generally based upon the date that the contract was entered into. However, for certain projects, the Contract End Date is calculated from the date that the service provided under the contract becomes fully operational";
that the annual revenue cost of projects is commercially sensitive information and cannot therefore be provided. However the MOD Annual Report and Accounts 200405 provides details of the total payments made for PFI projects for the last two years and includes future service payment commitments.
The information that you request cannot be given for projects that are either being considered or in procurement as the information has not yet been determined or is commercially sensitive.
|Army Foundation College (AFC)||February 2000||December 2029||30||73|
|ASTUTE Class Training Service (ACTS)||September 2001||January 2037||36||80|
|Attack Helicopters TrainingApache Simulator Training||July 1998||September 2027||19||165|
|Bristol, Bath and Portsmouth Family Married Quarters||November 2001||September 2028||25||78|
|C vehicles||October 2004||April 2021||15||114|
|Central Scotland Family Quarters (HQ)||August 1999||January 2021||20||25|
|Colchester||February 2004||February 2039||35||539|
|Commercial Satellite Communication ServiceINMARSAT||March 2001||March 2006||20||3|
|Defence Animal Centre (DAC)||August 2000||August 2025||25||11|
|Defence Electronic Commerce Service (DECS)||July 2000||July 2010||10||9|
|Defence Fixed Telecommunications Service (DFTS)||July 1997||July 2012||10||70|
|Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS)||December 1996||March 2012||15||73|
|Defence Housing ExecutiveInformation Systems (DOMIS)||October 2001||September 2010||10||12|
|Defence Intelligence System (DIS)/Information System (Touchstone)||June 1999||September 2006||7||5|
|Defence Sixth Form College (DSFC)||June 2003||August 2033||28||20|
|Devonport Support services ARMADA||January 2004||January 2029||25||45|
|Electronic Messaging System (Armymail)||April 1997||April 2007||10||33|
|Field Electrical Power Supplies (FEPS)||July 2002||July 2022||20||74|
|Hawk Simulator||December 1997||December 2015||18||19|
|Hayes PFI ProjectRecords Storage and Management||September 2003||September 2028||25||11|
|Hazardous Stores Information System (HSIS)||October 1997||October 2007||10||1|
|Heavy Equipment Transporters (HET)||December 2001||December 2021||20||58|
|Joint Services Command and Staff College||June 1998||August 2028||20||93|
|Light Aircraft Flying Training (LAFT) (Bulldog)||April 1999||March 2009||10||20|
|Lynx Aircrew Training||July 2000||July 2025||25||15|
|Main Building Refurbishment||May 2000||May 2030||30||345|
|Marine support to Range and Aircrew Services||December 2001||December 2012||10||12|
|Material Handling Equipment (MHE)||August 2002||July 2010||8||9|
|Material Handling Equipment (MHE)(Follow on)||May 2002||May 2010||8||12|
|Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF)||October 1997||October 2037||40||114|
|MOD-wide Water and Waste Water Project (Aquatrine)Package A||April 2003||November 2028||25||154|
|MOD-wide Water and Wastewater (Project Aquatrine)Package B||September 2004||March 2030||25||86|
|MOD-wide Water and Wastewater (Project Aquatrine)Package C||October 2004||March 2030||25||364|
|Naval Communications||June 2000||January 2030||27||58|
|NRTA Fire Fighting Training Units||April 1999||April 2019||20||23|
|Portsmouth Housing 2||October 2005||July 2032||25||33|
|RAF Cosford and Shawbury Family Quarters||March 1999||June 2025||25||15|
|RAF Fylingdales (Power)||December 1998||December 2023||25||8|
|RAF Lossiemouth Family Quarters||June 1998||September 2019||20||25|
|RAF Lyneham Sewerage||August 1998||August 2023||25||4|
|RAF Mail||November 1998||November 2008||20||12|
|RAF Sentry E3D Aircrew||July 2000||December 2030||30||7|
|Skynet 5||October 2003||February 2018||15||1,079|
|Storage Facilities||April 1996||January 2011||15||22|
|Strategic Sealift (Ro-Ro Ferries)||June 2002||December 2024||25||175|
|TAFMIS (IT)||August 1996||August 2007||10||41|
|Tidworth Water and Sewerage||February 1998||August 2018||20||5|
|Tornado GR4 Simulator||June 1999||June 2031||32||62|
|Tri Service Materials Handling Service||June 2000||June 2010||10||35|
|Tri Service White Fleet||January 2001||January 2011||10||40|
|Wattisham Married Quarters||May 2001||March 2028||25||34|
|Yeovilton Family Quarters||July 1998||July 2028||30||8|
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated (a) capital value, (b) annual revenue costs, (c) start date and (d) end date is of each (i) private finance initiative and (ii) public private partnership projects under consideration by his Department but not yet signed. 
Mr. Ingram [holding answer 24 January 2006]: HM Treasury defines public private partnerships as privately financed projects and other forms of joint ventures, but excludes prime contracts, partnering and other outsourcing deals.
The Ministry of Defence has a forward programme of 16 private finance initiative (PFI) projects that are either under consideration or in procurement. Of these, 10 projects have progressed to various stages in the procurement process as shown in the following list. Further information on the status of individual projects is available on the MOD's PFI website at http://www.mod.uk/business/ppp/pfi_database.htm. The estimated capital value, annual revenue cost, start date and end date of these projects has either not yet been determined or is commercially sensitive and is not therefore on the website at present. Further information will be added to the website as decisions are taken.
Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to ensure armed forces personnel receive assistance from medical professionals for issues relating to physiological trauma. 
Mr. Touhig: Physiological trauma may arise as a result of any physical injury or illness, including environmental injury, and its treatment is an integral part of the medical care and support given to injured armed forces personnel by members of the Defence Medical Services.
When deployed on operations, United Kingdom forces are supported by a range of in-theatre medical facilities, staffed by fully-qualified military medical personnel. These are capable of providing immediate
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treatment in theatre, and are backed up by fast and efficient medevac procedures to return personnel to the UK for further treatment as necessary.
On return to the UK, injured personnel will be given the treatment they need, usually through one of the MOD's Ministry of Defence hospital units attached to NHS hospitals. When necessary, follow-up treatment is provided through specialist units such as the 15 regional rehabilitation units (RRUs) in the UK and Germany, and the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) at Headley Court, which provides world-class medical care, rehabilitation, prosthetics and adaptations for service personnel. Where there are psychological consequences, further treatment is provided through one of 15 MOD Departments of community mental health located in the UK (plus other satellite centres overseas), or if necessary through in-patient care at Priory Group facilities, with whom there is close liaison.
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