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Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make representations to the Norwegian and Japanese Governments against their commercial whaling activities; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Bradshaw: With colleagues from 16 other countries HM ambassador in Tokyo delivered a Demarche to the Government of Japan on 16 January, protesting in the strongest terms on Japan's plans to expand its so-called 'scientific' whaling activities. The UK Government, in common with those of a majority of International Whaling Commission (IWC) members, have regularly criticised Japanese scientific whaling programmes in both the North Pacific (JARPN) and the Southern ocean (JARPA) as being of little scientific value and urged Japan to terminate them forthwith.
We will continue to press Norway to desist from commercial whaling, which we believe contrary to the spirit of the IWC moratorium. We make our objections very clear to Norway regarding their whaling activities and will make further protests prior to and during the annual meeting of the Commission which takes place later this year.
Mr. Crabb: To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much Brazilian beef was procured for use by the House Refreshment Department in the last year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Gale: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much the Commission allocated for public relations and information services in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
Nick Harvey: Public relations and information services are an integral part of a number of House activities for which budgets are not specifically allocated, and to which costs are not directly attributed. The figures that are available show:
|Visitor Tours (net of income)||47||37||62|
|Media and Communications Services||54||79||172|
|Early Day Motions||14||14||14|
Figures are not available for earlier years. Exceptional costs were incurred in 200203 for refitting broadcasting equipment in the House of Commons Chamber, and in
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200304 on infrastructure as well as webcasting systems. Major projects being undertaken in 200506 include the establishment of a web centre and further web developments for which budgets totalling £1.3 million have been allocated. The table does not include the costs of the printing and publishing contract with The Stationery Office.
Nick Harvey: Data are not separately collected which could distinguish between waste recycled from offices and from other parts of the estate. The proportion of waste recycled from the whole estate (including the House of Lords) since records began is as follows:
The Prime Minister: A review of parliamentary pay and allowances carried out by the Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB) in 1996 included a recommendation, accepted by the Government, that parliamentary pay should be reviewed every three years, starting in 2000.
Paul Farrelly: To ask the Prime Minister if he will publish those sections of the report from the Interception of Communications Commissioner which are relevant to the Wilson Doctrine; if he will put any proposed changes to the doctrine to a vote on the floor of the House; and if he will make a statement. 
The Prime Minister: I have nothing further to add to my written ministerial statement, 15 December 2005, Official Report, column 173WS, and my answers at Prime Minister's questions on 18 and 25 January.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many (a) pilots and (b) engineers for the Apache helicopter fleet are expected (i) to leave and (ii) to be recruited to the service in (A) one month and (B) three months' time; 
Individuals are not recruited into the Army to pilot specific aircraft. Approximately 30 officers per year are directly recruited into the Army Air Corps following officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. The Army Air Corps selects its non-commissioned pilots
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from either within the Army Air Corps or from other branches of the Army. Once trained, a pilot carries out conversion to type training for a particular aircraft.
Engineers are not directly recruited to maintain specific aircraft. Engineering support for the Apache aircraft is carried out by aeronautical engineering officers and aviation technicians who have previously completed training on a range of Army aircraft. The Apache training course throughput for 2004 was 166 engineers. The training throughput for 2005 was 132.
Aeronautical engineering officers, artificers and technicians in the Career Employment Groups (CEGs) of avionics and aircraft cover the full range of Army helicopters and aircraft. The following figures indicate how many soldiers in these CEGs left the Army in the last three years. Not all of these will have held specialist qualifications for the Apache.
|Financial year||Quarter||Number leaving per quarter||Total per financial year|
|April 2002 to March 2003||April to June||27||70|
|July to September||17|
|October to December||14|
|January to March||12|
|April 2003 to March 2004||April to June||10||64|
|July to September||25|
|October to December||16|
|January to March||13|
|April 2004 to March 2005||April to June||25||95|
|July to September||16|
|October to December||30|
|January to March||24|
|Quarter||Number leaving per quarter||Total per calendar year|
|2003||January to March||0||3|
|April to June||1|
|July to September||0|
|October to December||2|
|2004||January to March||2||4|
|April to June||0|
|July to September||1|
|October to December||1|
|2005||January to March||2||11|
|April to June||3|
|July to September||4|
|October to December||2|
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