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Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service family accommodation properties in (a) Cyprus, (b) Gibraltar and (c) Germany are at standard (i) 1, (ii) 2, (iii) 3 and (iv) 4. 
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Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many single living accommodation properties for service personnel in (a) Cyprus, (b) Gibraltar and (c) Germany are of standard (i) 1, (ii) 2, (iii) 3 and (iv) 4. 
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Service personnel who lose their entitlement to Service Families Accommodation (SFA) can be served eviction orders and are included in these figures. Personnel can lose entitlement due to leaving the services or following a breakdown of the marriage. Few eviction orders actually lead to the occupant having to be forcibly evicted from their SFA.
Records of evictions from Scotland, Northern Ireland and overseas SFA are not held centrally and will take time to collate. I will write to the hon. Member and place a copy of my letter in the Library of the House.
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many reports were made of faulty cookers in service families accommodation in each year since 2005; and what the (a) average and (b) longest time taken to make repairs to such cookers was in each year. 
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the (a) average and (b) longest time taken between ordering and installing made to order parts for boilers in Service Families and Single Living Accommodation was in each year since 2005; 
(2) how much was spent on (a) the purchase of made to order parts for boilers in Service Families and Single Living Accommodation and (b) the installation of made to order parts for such boilers in each year since 2005. 
Mr. Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost was of providing housing for members of the Army in the latest period for which figures are available, broken down by rank. 
Derek Twigg: Service Families Accommodation in Great Britain is provided on a Tri-Service basis and it is not possible to identify costs relating solely to the Army or to provide a breakdown by rank. Of the £81 million spent on service housing in 2006-07, it is estimated that about 50 per cent. would relate to Army personnel.
Derek Twigg: In January this year the Metrix Consortium were declared the Preferred Bidder for Package 1 of the DTR Programme, but in view of significant remaining affordability challenges, only provisional Preferred Bidder for Package 2. Since then we have been exploring with the Bidder possible synergies and economies of scale across the whole programme.
Des Browne: All members of Her Majestys armed forces must comply with the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC), including in the handling and treatment of detainees. The United Kingdom is required by international law to ensure that instruction on LOAC is included in training programmes for the armed forces.
Instruction on LOAC takes place during Phase 1 and Phase 2 training for all Service personnel. Thereafter, Service personnel receive further training at a level and frequency appropriate for their rank, responsibility and force readiness status.
Mandatory LOAC training is included in pre-deployment training for all Service personnel. In addition, Service personnel who deploy receive a presentation on theatre-specific guidance and instruction as part on their initial orientation package and a subsequent practical test.
For those units who have been detailed to provide a guard service at the Divisional Internment Facility in Iraq, additional specialist training is provided by staff from the Military Corrective Training Centre and HQ Provost Marshall (Army).
Mr. Bob Ainsworth [holding answer 10 July 2007] : The Assessment Phase of the Future Rapid Effect System programme was approved in April 2004. Expenditure on this phase up to 31 March 2007 was £101 million (including value added tax).
This covers the Technology Demonstrator Programmes, which examined candidate technologies (see following table). Additionally it covers the cost of the supporting programme of analysis and technical expertise provided by the Atkins Defence in the Systems House role and Defence Science and Technology Laboratories. It also covers the cost of specialist support to the MOD.
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