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Mr. Gerald Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations and warranties his Department has given to the QinetiQ joint bookrunners in the underwriting agreement; and if he will place a copy of the agreement in the Library. 
Mr. Ingram: The Ministry of Defence gave certain limited warranties and representations to the joint bookrunners in the underwriting agreement. These were normal for a transaction such as the QinetiQ IPO. Broadly, they related to:
(i) the MOD's ownership of the shares;
(ii) the MOD's ability, as a matter of law, to sell the shares and to perform its other legal obligations in relation to the process;
(iii) the accuracy of certain prospectus statements relating to the policies, plans, views or expectations of the MOD, or to the terms of specific arrangements between the MOD and QinetiQ.
The Underwriting Agreement is a commercially confidential agreement and I am therefore unable to place a copy in the Library. However, a detailed summary of its key terms appears on pages 300-303 of the QinetiQ prospectus, a copy of which was placed in the Library of the House on 26 January.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) questionnaires, (b) statistical inquiries and (c) investigations have been carried out wholly or partly at public expense on behalf of or by his Department or public bodies for which he is responsible in each year since 1997; and what the (i) nature, (ii) purpose and (iii) cost was of each. 
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what basis and on whose authority Regma Biotechnologies was allowed (a) access to facilities and (b) to set up a laboratory at Porton Down; and if he will make a statement. 
The Porton Down science park was founded in October 1997 as a result of the defence diversification White Paper of November 1998. The aim was to work in partnership with other local research and
development organisations to promote Porton Down, and to act as an incubator unit for small start-up biotechnology companies by allowing them access to the support infrastructure. The tenancy agreement with Regma was the same as for any other small start-up biotechnology company.
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions Wouter Basson has been given access to Porton Down to visit Regma Biotechnologies; and if he will make a statement. 
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Army reservists have been deployed on active service overseas in each of the last 10 years; and what proportion of the total number of Army reserve forces that figure represented in each year. 
|Reserves mobilised||Proportion of reserve forces|
|Regular||TA||Total( 1)||Regular||TA||Total( 2)|
|(1) Total number of regular and volunteer (TA) reserves mobilised by 31 December of that year. (2) Percentage of reserves mobilised as a proportion of the total strength of regular and volunteer (TA) reserve forces, excluding full-time reserve service (FTRS), non-regular permanent staff (NPRS) and officer training corps (OTC). Note: Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10, numbers ending in 5 have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias. The sum of the parts may not therefore equal the total.|
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the total value was of contracts entered into by his Department with Science Applications International Corporation in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) what meetings took place between (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department and representatives of Science Applications International Corporation between January 2003 and December 2004. 
Mr. Watson: Ministers have regular dialogues with ministerial colleagues in the Scottish Executive, discussing a wide range of issues of mutual interest. It is not our practice to disclose details of such meetings.
Mr. Watson: In the Ministry of Defence, all service personnel are issued with a service identity card, which is also used as a security pass to confirm identity for site access purposes. The following number of service identity cards have been reported as either lost or stolen since February 2004:
It is not possible, without disproportionate effort, to separate the figures into sub-totals for those lost and stolen, due to the way the data are collated by the agency responsible for identity card production. Identity cards carry a photograph of the holder and have other features that inhibit their fraudulent replication.
MOD civilians are not routinely issued with identity cards, but provided with a site-specific security pass. Like the service identity card, the security pass carries a photograph and other features to inhibit fraudulent replication; unlike the service identity card the security pass is not readily identifiable as associated with the MOD. While the loss or theft of civilian security passes is reported at unit/establishment level, statistics are not collated centrally and therefore details of totals lost or stolen could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many service personnel serving in Iraq have been diagnosed with a mental health condition since British forces were committed to the country; 
Mr. Watson: It can be difficult to determine the underlying causes of some mental health problems, some of which could be caused by a combination of other life events that occurred before or after service in any operational theatre.
A total of 1,541 personnel were referred to the Ministry of Defence departments of community mental health (DCMH) with possible mental health problems and subsequently identified as having a psychiatric disorder related to their service in Iraq in the years 2003 to 2005.
The following table shows the total number of personnel admitted for any cause under the agreement MOD has with the Priory Group for mental health in-patient care. The numbers are not specific to deployment on Operation Telic in the Iraq region:
|Date from||Date to||Number admitted|
In 2003 and 2004, the following number of personnel were discharged from each Service due to mental and behavioural disorders:
|Service||Total discharged( 1)||No. of those who had previously been deployed on Operation TELIC( 2)|
|(1 )These figures update those provided in a previous answer dated 21 July 2005, Official Report, column 2117W. (2) This does not imply that discharge was directly or solely attributable to Operation TELIC.|
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