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Mr. Gerald Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his statement on the Comprehensive Spending Review and aircraft carriers on 25 July 2007, Official Report, columns 865-7, what the near cash resource and capital departmental expenditure limits are for each year of the 2007 comprehensive spending review period. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: British armed forces personnel have participated in five EU military operations or support missions since 2003; there was no participation by UK military personnel in EU military operations before 2003.
Operation Concordia was an EU Military Operation in the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia from March 2003 to December 2003. Three British personnel participated.
Operation Artemis was an EU Military Operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo from June 2003 to September 2003. From July 2003 to August 2003, 84 UK military personnel were involved.
Operation Althea is an EU Military Operation in the Balkans which started in December 2004 and is still ongoing. The units listed have participated in this operation. Since March 2007 only individuals deployed as Staff Officers to HQ have been involved.
1 Battalion Grenadier GuardsDecember 2004 to March 2005.
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5(th) Battalion The Royal Regiment of ScotlandApril 2005 to September 2005.
1(st )Battalion The Royal Gurkha RiflesOctober 2005 to May 2006.
2(nd) Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards)April 2006 to September 2006.
1(st) Battalion Welsh Guards - October 2006 to March 2007.
EU civilian-military supporting action to African Union Mission in Sudan (and recently Somalia) from July 2005 is still ongoing. Three UK military personnel were deployed from October 2005 to December 2005.
EUFOR RD Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo) from April 2006 to November 2006. 2 UK officers participated; one at EU Headquarters at Potsdam and one in the theatre Headquarters.
Mr. Pope: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent by the Royal Navy on purchasing, maintaining and transporting horses and ponies for polo in the last 12 months for which figures are available. 
Derek Twigg: The Royal Navy does not own any horses or ponies. Expenses have therefore not been incurred on purchasing or maintaining such animals. Service personnel are, however, entitled to payment from public funds for towing a horse box containing their own horses and ponies for authorised official fixtures in accordance with tri-Service Regulations for Allowances. Information on these costs is not separately identifiable.
Dr. Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received on the advantages to be derived from equipping Type-45 Destroyers with Tactical Tomahawk cruise missiles. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth [holding answer 25 July 2007]: Since the Type 45 Destroyer project reached its main investment decision (Main Gate) in 2000, the Ministry of Defence has received various representations, including from industry and Members of this House, not least the hon. Gentleman himself, about equipping Type 45 Destroyers with Tactical Tomahawk cruise missiles (TLAM).
Mr. Bob Ainsworth [holding answer 25 July 2007]: The capability for the Type 45 Destroyer is defined within the design specifications (the Key User Requirements) which were set at the main investment point (Main Gate) in 2000. The capability required has not increased since.
Her Majestys Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) recently conducted an inspection of the effectiveness of the
Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in Hertfordshire and published its report in August 2007. This was an independent review. I have considered the report and asked the CPS for an action plan on how the recommendations are to be addressed. The HMCPSI will look at CPS Hertfordshire again in its overall performance assessment of the CPS during the autumn.
The Solicitor-General: I have considered the HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMXCPSI) report on the effectiveness of the Crown Prosecution Service in Hertfordshire which was published in August 2007. I note that HMCPSI were satisfied that substantial progress had been made in relation to a number of areas for improvement that they had previously identified. However, the report made a number of recommendations in order to secure further improvements. I have asked the CPS for an action plan on how they propose to address these.
Danny Alexander: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many civil servants are (a) contributing to and (b) being paid a pension from each Civil Service pension scheme for which his Department has responsibility. 
Edward Miliband: The information requested is available in the Resource Accounts 2006-07 of Cabinet Office: Civil Superannuation, a copy of which is available in the Library for the reference of Members.
Danny Alexander: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the total value was of each individual Civil Service pension scheme for which his Department has responsibility in each year since 1997. 
Edward Miliband: Since the 1999-2000 financial year, details of the estimates of the unfunded liabilities of the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme are published annually in the Cabinet Office: Civil Superannuation Resource Accounts. Copies of these accounts for the years 1999-2000 to 2006-07 are available in the Library for the reference of Members.
Before the introduction of resource accounting in 1999-2000, the accounting arrangements in place did not include pension liabilities and so figures are not readily available. However, for the estimated liabilities at 31 March 1998, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given in the other place by the noble Lord McIntosh to the noble Lord Blackwell on 4 July 2000, House of Lords, Official Report, column WA129.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many Child Trust Fund payments have been made in (a) City of York constituency, (b) City of York Unitary Authority and (c) Yorkshire and the Humber. 
Constituency and regional data on Child Trust Fund accounts was published on 11 January 2007 and can be viewed on the HM Revenue and Customs' website at: www.hmrc.gov.uk/ctf/stats.htm. Updated data will be published later in the year.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals of working age not in full-time education were economically inactive in each year since 1997; and what this figure was as a proportion of the working age population in each case. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the levels and proportions of working age economically inactive people who are not in full-time education. (152597)
The attached table shows the numbers and percentages of economically inactive people of working age who are not in full-time education. The estimates cover the three month period ending December each year from 1997-2006, and are not seasonally adjusted. Comparable estimates are not available for 1998 and 2000. The estimates in the attached table are from the detailed LFS dataset which are currently weighted to population totals consistent with the population estimates first published in spring 2003. They are not directly comparable with the estimates in the monthly Labour Market First Release.
Estimates are taken from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
|Economically inactive people of working age( 1) who are not in full-time education, 1997 to 2006, United Kingdom, not seasonally adjusted|
|Three months ending December each year||Number (Thousand )||Percentage( 2)|
|(1 )Men aged 16 to 64 and women age 16 to 59.|
(2 )Economically inactive people who are not in full-time education as a percentage of all persons of working age.
Comparable data are not available for 1998 and 2000.
ONS Labour Force Survey (LFS)
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