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Defence Bills Agency Database (Type of Work Code 03 (Demonstration))30 August 2006
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the job descriptions are of lawyers employed in his Department; what those descriptions were in 1997; what the cost was of lawyers employed in his Department in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement. 
Derek Twigg [holding answer 13 September 2006]: The work of civilian lawyers employed in the Ministry of Defence is to provide legal support and services to the Department across the range of its activities and business. The particular requirements of the Department for legal advice are necessarily dependent on the circumstances prevailing at any one time. The summary description of the current work of the various teams of lawyers based in the UK reflects the main areas of law on which advice is required, and is as follows:
This team's primary responsibility is the production of, and advice on, the primary and secondary legislation governing the armed forces, apart from legislation on pay, pensions and other terms of service.
Provides advice within the Department on operational law issues including advice in relation to the legal basis for use of force, international humanitarian law, and associated domestic and international legal issues.
Advises on personnel employment questions (including personnel vetting), terms and conditions of service, redundancy questions, discrimination law and human rights issues affecting the Services and MOD civilian staff respectively. The team also
advises on War Pensions, the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and Service and civilian pension issues.
Advises on information rights (including data protection, freedom of information, environmental information and matters relating to the law of privacy and confidence), Defence Estates, and other areas of law not covered by the other teams.
Advises on a range of commercial matters including private finance initiative and public private partnership projects, the application of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations, EU law questions, international contracting issues, commercial information rights, and general commercial law questions.
The team based in Germany provides legal advice to UK forces and their civilian component on all aspects of living in and operating in and from Germany. This includes advice on the application of the NATO Status of Forces Agreement, its Supplementary Agreement relating to Germany, and other international and bilateral arrangements.
The Attorney General and Legal Adviser team based in the Sovereign Base Areas (SBA), Cyprus, provides legal advice to the SBA Administration. He has independent control of prosecutions before the SBA Court. He and his team draft legislation and provide advice to meet the needs of the SBA Administration, including the provision of advice on the Treaty of Establishment, on legal aspects of policy development.
(1) As a result of changes in accounting procedures and the transfer of the Department's lawyers from the Treasury Solicitor into the MOD during the course of 2004-05 an accurate figure for this year is not available.
Derek Twigg: Recycling provision varies from site to site depending on the location and availability of local recycling facilities. Waste management activities, including recycling, are organised and managed through multi-activity contracts or through facility management companies. Usually facilities for the recycling of varying waste streams are provided. Site environmental advisors provide local guidance and instructions on waste management.
Derek Twigg: Waste awareness initiatives, such as site introductory briefs and presentations, are carried out to inform armed forces personnel of the most appropriate collection scheme and/or the whereabouts of the nearest recycling facility to their accommodation.
Derek Twigg: The Ministry of Defences non-operational vehicles are provided under the terms of two separate contracts, one for the UK and one for Germany. There are currently six liquefied petroleum gas vehicles available for use as part of the UK contract.
In line with the Governments targets for sustainable development, the MOD is reviewing, with both contractors, a range of options, including increasing the availability of vehicles that use alternative fuels such as liquefied petroleum gas.
The MODs operational vehicle fleets are managed to comply with UK and EU legislation and the current NATO Single Fuel Policy. Since the acceptance and implementation of this policy in 1991, all operational vehicles procured will run on diesel or kerosene type fuels. For older vehicles, conversion programmes have been undertaken where this represents a cost-effective option for the remaining life of the fleet.
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department has taken to source local products for use in departmental catering establishments (a) in the UK and (b) overseas. 
The Ministry of Defence currently has a single global food supply contract with Purple
Foodservice Solutions under which the supplier is responsible for supplying food to the armed forces both in the UK and on operations worldwide. In accordance with the MOD's procurement policy contractors are encouraged to purchase British produce whenever it is competitive and consistent with meeting the quality standards. The MOD is working with DEFRA and industry to maximise the competitiveness of British produce.
Falkland Islands Joint Logistic Unit
Falkland Islands Support Unit
Joint Communications Unit Falkland Islands
Joint Services Provost and Security Unit
Joint Services Signals Unit
Falkland Islands Patrol Vessel: HMS Dumbarton Castle
Naval Engineering Falkland Islands: Supports HMS Dumbarton Castle and other Royal Navy assets that deploy to the Falkland Islands
Roulement Infantry Coy: Currently provided by 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh (Royal Welch Fusiliers)
905 Expeditionary Air Wing, comprising:
1435 Flight: 4 x Tornado F3 Air Defence fighters
1312 Flight: 1 x VC10, supporting 1435 Flight with air-to-air refuelling
1 x C130, providing airborne maritime patrol capability
78 Sqn: 2 x RAF Sea King Search and Rescue helicopters
2 x Sikorski S61 helicopters (operated by British International for routine movements of personnel and freight)
Resident Rapier Sqn: 3 x RAF Fire Units
Falkland Islands Air Defence Ground Environment: Remotely deployed Early Warning Radars
Support Elements: Air Traffic Control, Fire and Meteorological Services
In addition to the permanent units listed above, Atlantic Patrol Task (South) deploys either a frigate or destroyer, supported by a Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel, into the Falkland Islands Joint Operations Area for the majority of the year.
Mr. Mullin: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the letter of 29 March to the hon. Member for Sunderland South (Ref: D/US of S/DT 1572/06/C/is), when he expects to gain access to the files contaminated by asbestos; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on foreign language training for military personnel in the last year for which figures are available. 
Derek Twigg: Approximately £7.7 million was spent on foreign language training for military personnel in financial year 2005-06. This figure includes the running costs of the Defence School of Languages at Beaconsfield.
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