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Mobility index statistics for SCE secondary schools are not held centrally. I will write separately to the hon. Member once this information is available and place a copy of my letter in the Library of the House.
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Derek Twigg: The following table shows annual divorce rates for Army and RAF personnel for each year since 1997. Naval Service data is not available as the Naval Service groups separated, divorced and widowed together.
Figures are for UK Regular Forces, and therefore exclude Gurkhas, Full-Time Reserve Service personnel, the Home Service battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment and mobilised reservists. Figures are for trained and untrained personnel excluding Officer Designates.
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|(1) For the years 1999, 2000 and 2001, annulments are excluded from the calculations for divorce rates, as the information was not available; however the remaining years do include annulments in their calculation. (2 )Not available. (3) Figures for 2006 are for the most recently available 12 months which cover the period up to 1 December 2006. Source: DASA (Tri-Service)|
Mr. Gray: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to help servicemen on operations overseas to comply with the Electoral Administration Act 2006 by providing a signature and date of birth within 21 days of it being requested; what recent assessment he has made of levels of voting eligibility in the armed services; and if he will make a statement. 
[holding answer 8 February 2007]: We are ensuring that Service personnel, whether serving in
the UK or on operations overseas, are made aware within their units of the requirement to provide personal identifiers, if they wish to retain their option to vote as an absent voter. If they have not received a request to provide identifiers by 21 February 2007, we have instructed them to contact their local electoral authority. In addition, personnel serving abroad can return identifiers through official mail channels at no personal cost.
We conducted a survey in December 2005 to determine the levels of voting eligibility in the armed forces, the results of which were published in the Library of the House. This survey was repeated in December 2006 and we expect to receive the results within the next two months.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many units of single living accommodation in (a) Scotland, (b) northern and central England, (c) south east England, (d) south west England and (e) Greater London have been classified at (i) Standard 1, (ii) Standard 2, (iii) Standard 3 and (iv) Standard 4. 
Derek Twigg: The required information is not held in the format requested and it will take a little more time to establish whether an answer can be provided without incurring disproportionate cost. I will write to the hon. Member and place a copy of my letter in the Library of the House.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of (a) single living accommodation and (b) service families accommodation is occupied by (i) Army, (ii) Navy and (iii) RAF personnel. 
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Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel received the long service advance of pay for house purchase in each of the last five years; and what the budget for long service advance of pay is in 2006-07. 
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