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The helicopters listed are all crewed by a team of people and cannot be flown by one pilot. The figures represent the total number of crew flying hours completed each month for each type of helicopter, divided by the number of crews of each respective helicopter cadre that were available for flying duties in the same period. The figures include all operational flying, but exclude flying hours flown by crews at the School of Army Aviation to avoid distorting the averages.


Mrs. Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent by his Department on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000. [105143]

Derek Twigg: The information requested is not held centrally or in a consistent form. However, it may be possible to extract some of the required information for financial years 2001-02 to 2004-05.

I will write to the hon. Member once this has been established and place a copy of my letter in the Library of the House.

Iraq and Afghanistan: (Military Casualties)

Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK military service personnel have been wounded and (a) returned to duty and (b) not returned to duty in (i) Iraq and (ii) Afghanistan since the commencement of operations. [105694]

Mr. Ingram [holding answer 12 December 2006]: The Ministry of Defence publishes data on battle and non-battle casualties that have resulted from our operations in Iraq from March 2003 and Afghanistan from 1 January 2006. The best centrally available casualty statistics can be found on the Ministry of Defence website ( Work is continuing to ascertain whether casualty data for Afghanistan pre-2006 is sufficiently robust to enable figures to be published in the same format as those for Iraq.

Statistics on how many service personnel have returned to, or not returned to duty following injury are not held centrally. However, the Department is examining this as part of the process of refining its casualty data, which may take some months. When it is complete, I will write to the hon. Member with the answer he has requested and place a copy of the letter in the Library of the House.

Kinetic Military Technology

Mark Pritchard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to ensure that kinetic military technology is developed through the Defence Industrial Strategy. [105296]

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Mr. Ingram [holding answer 11 December 2006]: The recently published Defence Technology Strategy identifies the design, development and manufactureof kinetic energy projectiles among the priority technologies for general munitions.

Lyons Review

Mrs. Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many jobs in his Department have been relocated (a) to Liverpool and (b) elsewhere as a result of the Lyons Review; and on how many occasions Liverpool has been considered for the relocation of staff under this programme. [102948]

Derek Twigg: The Ministry of Defence is committed to relocate 3,900 posts out of London and the south-east by 2010, and is on schedule to meet this target. As stated in the 2005-06 Annual Report and Accounts, 1,229 posts had been relocated as a result of the Lyons review by the end of the 2005-06 financial year. This information will be updated in the 2006 Autumn Performance Report. None of these posts were relocated to Liverpool.

Liverpool has not been considered as a site option for any relocations as a result of the Lyons Review. Options for relocations are generated by a search of the existing Defence Estate based on the individual requirements of each relocation and, to date, the Defence Estate's sites in Liverpool have not met the requirements for any of the relocation exercises.

Mental Health

Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what studies his Department has (a) commissioned, (b) funded and (c) undertaken in the past five years into the mental health needs of service personnel and veterans; and how many service personnel and veterans have such needs. [101077]

Derek Twigg: The most significant recent studies relating to mental health are:

A major research study into the physical and psychological health of personnel who were deployed to Iraq on Operation Telic is being conducted by King’s College London. This work began in 2003 and entered its second three-year phase in September 2006. The first two scientific papers resulting from this work were published in May 2006 and showed that there had been no substantial increase in symptomatic ill health among regular personnel from participation in the operation. There was evidence for a small though statistically significant mental health effect among reserve personnel, however, and changes in the provision of mental healthcare for reservists have been made to address this issue.

An independent charity, the Health and Social Care Advisory Service (HASCAS), was commissioned by the MOD to review the mental healthcare available to UK veterans and further work is now underway to take forward the HASCAS recommendations.

The Department is funding a one-year study bythe Centre for Suicide Prevention and National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness at the University of
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Manchester. The purpose of this work is to determine the rates of suicide among UK veterans and to compare them with rates among serving personnel and in the general population. The study began in June 2006.

A compendium of Defence medical research has been maintained since 2004. The following table shows
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those mental health studies that have appeared within the compendium. Where an item has appeared more than once in different versions, only the most up-to-date entry has been included. The compendium includes personal degree research as well as studies commissioned departmentally.

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Title of study Status of report Expected date of completion Comment

Deliberate Self-harm Survey


Unable to repeat earlier study iaw Data Protection Act 1998

Community Mental Health Nursing

August 2006

BSc(Hons) Community Mental Health Nursing

Mental Health Nursing

August 2006

BSc(Hons) Mental Health Nursing

Mental Health Nursing

December 2010


Physical and psychological health of personnel deployed on Op TELIC


Autumn 2006

Funded by Treasury Contingency Fund (TCF)

TELIC—Civilian Health Study

Under way

September 2006

Funded by TCF

Delayed-onset Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


October 2007

Accompanied and Unaccompanied Personnel Stress Survey

Preparation for submission to ethics committee


Psychological Effects of Chemical Weapons: The Impact of World War One


End 2007

Funded in part by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Cohort Study of Stress in the Naval Service

Protocol about to be submitted

January 2012

High Risk Behaviours After Operational Deployments (Op TELIC)


Late 2006

RCT to Evaluate RM Trauma Management Programme (TRiM) in the RN


Mid 2007

Funded by Research Acquisition Organisation (RAO)

Post-Operational Psychological Disorder: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Help Seeking Behaviour


August 2007

Reviews of Military Mental Health Care, Screening, Debriefing and Treatment of PTSD



Evaluation of Internet-based Therapy for Traumatic Stress

In planning

Psychological and Behavioural Responses to tie London Bombs



Funded by Home Office

Psychological Impact of peacekeeping Operations on UK Military Personnel


August 2007

Attitudinal changes towards stress in TRiM trained personnel

Data Analysis


Part of DClinPsych Degree

A study to examine the effectiveness of pre- and post-deployment mental health briefings on the mental health of UK forces before, during and after deployment to Afghanistan (OpHerrick)

Data collection commencing September 2006

End 2008

Use of Computer-Based Treatment (CBT) for Depression

Protocol submitted


Health and Wellbeing of UK Armed Forces Personnel Deployed on Op TELIC


Autumn 2006

RCT to Evaluate RM Trauma Management Programme (TRiM) in the RN


Mid 2007

Social and Psychological Dysfunction in an Military corrective training centre



Stigma and the military: evaluation of psycho educational programme to effect cultural change in the Naval Service

Data analysis


Part of DClinPsych Degree

An Investigation into the Practice of Mental Healthcare during Operational Deployments: Psychosocial Implications for Military Mental Health Professionals

Completed July 2006


Funded by NHS

Suicide in personnel who lave left the UK Armed Forces

Under way

July 2007

Audit of Uniform within departments of Community Mental Health (DCMHs)/Clinicians

June 2006

Audit of Uniform within DCMHs


December 2006

A study of suicides during Op Banner 1969-2007



Completion after Op Banner completion

Audit of mental health need: Home service Royal Irish disbandment


August 2007

Pre-operational Stress Briefing—Does it have any effect?

Data acquisition


Post-discharge Mentoring of Vulnerable Service Leavers

Data collection September 2004-August 05

November 2006

Psychology of Addiction

December 2005

Diploma in Addictions Counselling

Prevention of Suicide and Self-harm Among Army Personnel

Draft final report prepared

Funded by Dept of Psychological Medicine, Imperial College

Pre-Service Vulnerability Factors and Physical/Psychological Adaptation to Service Life


August 2006

Study to Investigate Levels of Psychological Problems in Soldiers Following an Emergency Operational Deployment


Awaiting publication

Psychosis in the British Military; a Follow-up Study

Awaiting ethical approval


Mental Health

September 2006

BSc Community Mental Health

Managing Stress Amongst Military Personnel Following deployment

31 August 2005

BMedSc Occ Health

Minor Mental Illness Following Gulf War 2

Completed—awaiting publication

Longitudinal Studies of the Psychological Effects of Operational Deployments


Study into Self-Harm


March 2005

Alcohol Use in the British Army

Data collection March- May 2005

July 2005

Funded by Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF)

Alcohol Culture in the Army


August 2006

Funded by JRF

Epidemiology of Mental Disorders in the Three Services



Evaluation of a mental health Risk Assessment Tool in Op TELIC



Psychiatric Pre and Post Deployment Screening Op TELIC


Autumn 2004

Married persons stress study



Psychiatric Morbidity amongst RCDM personnel—an observational study

Internal Study

Summer 2004

Study of physical and psychological health (Op TELIC)


December 2004 (Phase II)

Demographic Review of Reservist Psychiatric Casevac Op TELIC 1


February 2004

Qualitative study to identify precipitating factors in soldiers who have deliberated self harmed

Bid submitted

FY 2004-05

Grief reactions of military critical care nurses to patient death.


MSc Nursing

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