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Pathfinder Programme

Mr. Gerald Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress his Department has made on (a) the launch of the Pathfinder programme teams and (b) scoping of Pathfinder programmes on through-life capability management. [86658]

Mr. Ingram: The two Pathfinder programmes—Sustained Surface Combatant Capability and Sustained Armoured Vehicle Capability—bring together representatives from the Ministry of Defence and industry to pilot new approaches to acquisition on a through-life capability basis. Team members were identified in consultation with industry. Both teams are established and are making good progress. A Pathfinder ‘Industry Day’ is being held on 28 July.


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Private Land (Military Use)

Bill Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many privately-owned pieces of land are used by the RAF around Ledbury, Herefordshire. [85229]

Mr. Watson: No privately-owned pieces of land have been used by the RAF around Ledbury, Herefordshire.

Bill Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what private land was used for close air support operations and forward air control exercises in the last three years; in what counties the land used was located; and whether rent was paid for the use of the land. [85234]

Mr. Watson: I will write to the hon. Gentleman and place a copy of my letter in the Library of the House.

Bill Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was paid to land owners in Herefordshire for the use of their property for RAF exercises in each of the last three years. [85238]

Mr. Watson: No money has been paid to land owners in Herefordshire for use of their property in RAF exercises in the last three years.

Reserve Forces

Mr. Brazier: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library the studies of the demobilisation surveys for reserve forces completing operational engagements for the last five years. [85487]


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Mr. Watson: We are considering whether the documents can be released in full or in part. This will require scrutiny of a considerable amount of information contained within five main reports and three follow-up reports. Once this process is complete, I will write to the hon. Gentleman and, if appropriate, place copies of the report in the Library of the House.

Mr. Brazier: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library the studies of terminal surveys for members of reserve forces leaving the reserve forces for the last five years. [85488]

Mr. Watson: The armed forces do not currently carry out terminal surveys for members of the reserve forces. But we do conduct a larger number of focused surveys on reserves; for example a continuous attitude survey on the TA and a copy of this survey of Annex is in the Library of the House.

Mr. Brazier: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the manning totals were (a) in 2005-06 and (b) in the most recent period for which figures are available of (i) men and (ii) women for (A) officers and (B) other ranks in each of the reserve forces, breaking down (1) the Territorial Army by area and corps and (2) (x) the Royal Navy Reserve and (y) the Royal Auxiliary Air Force by functional category. [85503]

Mr. Watson [holding answer14 July 2006]: Available information on the number of male and female officers and other ranks in the Territorial Army and the Royal Auxiliary Air Force is given in the following tables:


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Territorial Army personnel( 1) as at 1 April 2005
Number
Male Officers female Total Male Other ranks female Total

All Arm/Corps

4,210

1,340

5,550

25,250

5,380

30,630

Staff

80

10

90

Household Cavalry/Royal Armoured Corps

210

220

930

70

1,000

Royal Artillery

290

30

320

1,670

220

1,880

Royal Engineers

310

30

340

1,800

230

2,030

Royal Signals

370

100

470

2,700

690

3,380

Infantry

770

10

780

5,940

240

6,180

Army Air Corps

50

50

60

60

Royal Army Chaplain’s Dept

60

60

Royal Logistic Corps

440

60

500

4,610

780

5,400

Royal Army Medical Corps

550

190

740

1,240

890

2,130

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

140

20

160

1,940

140

2,090

Adjutant General Corps (Provost)

40

10

50

220

50

270

Adjutant General Corps (Staff and Personnel Support)

90

40

130

360

420

790

Adjutant General Corps (Education Training Services)

20

20

Adjutant General Corps (Army Legal Services)

10

10

Royal Army Dental Corps

30

10

40

10

20

Royal Army Veterinary Corps

10

10

Intelligence Corps

80

30

100

320

70

390

Army Physical Training Corps

General List

10

10

Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps

350

720

1,080

20

40

60

Unallocated

10

10

180

190

Officer Training Corps

3,230

1,530

4,760

Small Arms School Corps

General Service Corps

280

70

350

(1) Figures include Mobilised TA personnel and University Officer Training Corps but exclude Non Regular Permanent Staff and Full Time Reserve Service personnel. Source: DASA (Army)

Territorial Army personnel( 1) as at 1 April 2006
Number
Male Officers female Total Male Other ranks female Total

All Arm/Corps

4,120

1,270

5,400

26,260

5,740

32,000

Staff

80

10

90

Household Cavalry/ Royal Armoured Corps

210

220

960

80

1,040

Royal Artillery

290

30

320

1,710

250

1,960

Royal Engineers

300

40

340

1,890

250

2,140

Royal Signals

380

100

480

2,770

760

3,530

Infantry

750

10

760

6,520

230

6,760

Army Air Corps

40

50

60

60

Royal Army Chaplain’s Dept

60

60

Royal Logistic Corps

420

60

480

4,680

840

5,520

Royal Army Medical Corps

540

190

720

1,210

840

2,050

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

140

20

160

1,960

160

2,120

Adjutant General Corps (Provost)

30

10

40

200

40

240

Adjutant General Corps (Staff and Personnel Support)

110

30

140

340

450

800

Adjutant General Corps (Education Training Services)

20

20

Adjutant General Corps (Army Legal Services)

10

10

Royal Army Dental Corps

20

10

30

10

20

30

Royal Army Veterinary Corps

10

10

10

Intelligence Corps

80

20

100

330

70

400

Army Physical Training Corps

General List

10

10

Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps

330

670

1,000

20

30

50

Unallocated

60

60

Officer Training Corps

3,550

1,690

5,240

Small Arms School Corps

10

10

General Service Corps

270

60

330

(1) Figures include Mobilised TA personnel and University Officer Training Corps but exclude Non Regular Permanent Staff and Full Time Reserve Service personnel. Source: DASA (Army)

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