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Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures are being taken taken to ensure there are sufficient levels of water supply to cope with the levels of house building in West Chelmsford constituency. 
Mr. Morley [holding answer 24 April 2006]: All water companies have water resource management plans which look ahead 25 years and include projections of current and future demands for water. These are regularly updated to take account of factors including projections of household numbers, occupancy rates, and the implications of climate change. The management plan for Essex and Suffolk Water includes proposals for an extension to the Abberton reservoir by 2014.
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2006, Official Report, columns 312W, on mobile telephones, what the timescale is for the implementation of the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Directive. 
The Department is currently engaged in conversations with key stakeholders on the best way to implement the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive. I will be announcing a new timetable before the parliamentary recess in July.
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Mr. Jenkin: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many new applicants have sought to register land for single farm payments; and how much land not previously registered under the integrated admission and control system has been registered. 
Jim Knight: Since December 2004 some 50,000 customers have registered land for the purposes of the Single Payment Scheme and the Environmental Stewardships schemes. The increase in land is 0.95 million hectares.
Mr. Gale: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the requirements of (a) professional and (b) amateur sporting facilities in the event of the introduction of drought orders; 
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to exempt (a) county cricket clubs and (b) community sports facilities from drought orders; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Morley [holding answer 24 April 2006]: I recognise that any drought order made to restrict use of water may impact on how sporting facilities and clubs maintain their grounds. However, serious drought is an exceptional event and provisions must be in place to allow water companies to fulfil their duty to supply water to domestic customers.
Drought orders can be made only after careful consideration of all the issues raised by objectors to an application. A hearing will normally be held by an independent Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State. Objectors have the opportunity to be heard by the Inspector. In determining the application the Secretary of State will take into account the objections raised and the Inspector's recommendations.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which villages have received vital villages funding; when each received such funding; and which villages have applied for funding but have been unsuccessful. 
Between 2001 and March 2005 the Countryside Agency's Vital Villages programme met its target to help over 1000 rural communities to help themselves by assisting them in identifying service needs, piloting the adoption of alternative approaches to addressing these needs and having a greater say In their own affairs.
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We do not keep central records on all the information you have requested but I have placed in the Library of the House the following information provided by the Countryside Agency which I hope will be of interest:
Annex 1A list of all agreed and between 2001 and 2005, including which each is located. Unfortunately the projects received their funding is not completed Vital Villages projects details of the Parish/District in year when each of these recorded on this list.
Mr. Morley [holding answer 24 April 2006]: Water companies rather than Government are responsible for considering new reservoirs as part of their duty to maintain adequate supplies of water. Water companies serving customers in the South East have identified a number of schemes to build new reservoirs or expand existing ones in their 25-year water resources plans prepared in 2004.
|South East Water||Clay Hill||2015|
|Southern, Mid Kent||Raise Bewl||2015|
|South East Water||Bray Enlargement||2008|
|Essex and Suffolk Water||Abberton||2014|
Mr. Ingram: The role of the Jaguar Force from April 2006 is to continue to contribute to any UK or NATO commitments which require its capability, especially in the role of ground attack or reconnaissance.
Mr. Ancram: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his Answer of 18 April 2006, Official Report, column 12W, on the army, when he expects the full Territorial Army strength of 45,590 to be attained based on current levels of recruitment. 
The current strength of the Territorial Army (TA), excluding the Officer Training Corps (OTC), stands at some 31,950 against an establishment of approximately 38,500, excluding OTC. This represents approximately 83 per cent. of the manning
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requirement. Achieving full manning of the TA is dependent not only upon recruitment levels but also retention. Major efforts are under way to address both issues and recent increases in TA recruitment are encouraging. It is not possible at this time to predict when full manning of the TA might be achieved.
Mr. Philip Hammond:
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in (i) his Department and
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(ii) each of the agencies for which he has responsibility were registered as disabled in each of the last three years for which data are available. 
Mr. Touhig: Departmental records of disabled staff are solely based on voluntary declarations of disability under the Disability Discrimination Act and not connected to a formal register of disability.
The following table gives the civilian staff headcount strength and details of disabled staff, employed by the Ministry of Defence, as recorded at 1 April 2004 and 1 April 2005. Comparisons between agencies should be treated with caution due to the different response rates for self declaration. Data prior to 1 April 2004 has not been published and are not available due to insufficient quality.
|Ministry of Defence: by Agency||April 2004 total||Declared disabled||Declared not disabled||Unknown||Disabled personnel as a percentage (exec. unknown)|
|Ministry of Defence (Less Agencies)||41,640||1,620||22,780||17,240||6.6|
|Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency||170||10||110||50||5.9|
|Army Training and Recruitment Agency||4,100||220||2,190||1,690||9.0|
|British Forces Post Office||370||20||140||210||10.1|
|Defence Analytical Services Agency||180||10||110||70||5.2|
|Defence Bills Agency||640||40||340||250||10.2|
|Defence Communications Service Agency||3,230||130||1,790||1,310||6.9|
|Defence Dental Agency(2)||180||||100||80||1.0|
|Defence Geographic Imagery Intelligence Agency(4)||850||30||470||340||6.5|
|Defence Intelligence and Security Centre(5)||160||10||100||50||7.7|
|Defence Medical and Education Training Agency||610||40||300||280||10.8|
|Defence Procurement Agency||3,940||130||2,590||1,220||4.7|
|Defence Storage and Distribution Agency||4,580||290||2,310||1,980||11.1|
|Defence Transport and Movements Agency||320||10||160||150||6.0|
|Defence Vetting Agency||340||10||220||110||5.3|
|Disposal Services Agency||60||||30||30||9.7|
|Duke of Yorks Royal Military School||120||||80||40||2.6|
|Medical Supply Agency(6)||280||10||130||140||5.1|
|Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency||6,050||140||3,160||2,750||4.2|
|Naval Recruiting and Training Agency||1,190||60||640||480||8.4|
|Pay and Personnel Agency||790||20||460||300||5.1|
|Queen Victoria School||80||||30||40||8.6|
|RAF Training Group Defence Agency||2,390||120||1,360||910||7.8|
|Service Childrens Education||1,020||10||450||560||1.7|
|Warship Support Agency(7)||5,070||190||2,940||1940||6.2|
|Royal Fleet Auxiliaries(8)||2,350||**||**||**||**|
|Army Base Repair Organisation||1,850||120||770||960||13.7|
|Defence Aviation Repair Agency||3,690||150||2,990||550||4.9|
|Defence Science and Technology Laboratories||3,210||60||3,160||||1.7|
|UK Hydrographic Office(8)||940||**||**||**||**|
|Locally Engaged Civilians(8)||15,430||**||**||**||**|
|Ministry of Defence: by Agency||April 2005 total||Declared disabled||Declared not disabled||Unknown||Disabled personnel as a percentage (exec. unknown)|
|Ministry of Defence (Less Agencies)||46,340||1,750||28,210||16,380||5.8|
|Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency||210||10||160||50||3.7|
|Army Training and Recruitment Agency||4,110||200||2,540||1,370||7.5|
|British Forces Post Office||340||20||170||160||8.8|
|Defence Analytical Services Agency||200||10||130||60||4.3|
|Defence Bills Agency||620||40||380||210||8.9|
|Defence Communications Service Agency||3,490||140||2,180||1,170||6.0|
|Defence Medical and Education Training Agency||610||40||370||200||8.8|
|Defence Procurement Agency||3,910||130||2,740||1,040||4.6|
|Defence Storage and Distribution Agency||4,490||310||2,900||1,280||9.7|
|Defence Transport and Movements Agency||350||10||220||120||5.1|
|Defence Vetting Agency||330||10||230||80||5.7|
|Disposal Services Agency||60||||40||30||2.7|
|Duke of Yorks Royal Military School||120||||80||40||2.5|
|Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency||7,380||160||4,320||2,900||3.7|
|Naval Recruiting and Training Agency||1,000||40||630||330||6.7|
|Pay and Personnel Agency||830||20||560||250||4.0|
|RAF Training Group Defence Agency||2,300||110||1,520||670||6.5|
|Service Childrens Education||1,100||||600||490||0.8|
|Royal Fleet Auxiliaries(8)||2,350||**||**||**||**|
|Army Base Repair Organisation||1,670||110||690||870||13.3|
|Defence Aviation Repair Agency||3,180||130||3,050||||4.1|
|Defence Science and Technology Laboratories||3,320||50||3,270||||1.6|
|UK Hydrographic Office(8)||960||**||**||**||**|
|Locally Engaged Civilians(8)||15,660||**||**||**||**|
|Financial year||Declared disabled||Declared not disabled||Unknown||Disabled personnel as a percentage (exec. unknown)|
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