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There have been three UK service personnel killed as a result of indirect fire attacks on Basra air station over this period. They were killed in a single incident on 19 July 2007. It is not possible to break down the number of persons injured as a result of each of these attacks, as this would contravene operational security and be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the armed forces.
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|(1) Includes Nimrod MR2 and R1.|
(2) Does not reflect the loss of one C130K in Iraq on 23 August 2007.
(3) Figure does not include the sixth C17 announced by Secretary of State on 26 July 2007. This will be delivered later in 2008.
These figures include Sentinel, Typhoon and C17 aircraft that are continuing to be delivered during the current financial year. Three Typhoon aircraft remain to be delivered in this financial year. The last of these aircraft is expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2008. Two Sentinel aircraft are to be delivered, one in the last quarter of 2007 and one in the first quarter of 2008. One C17 is due to be delivered from the Lockheed production line in the first quarter of 2008.
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many arrests were made by the Ministry of Defence police in each of the last five years; and how many of these resulted in successful prosecutions. 
Derek Twigg: The Ministry of Defence police do not routinely record the total number of arrests that they make. Not all arrests result in prosecution. Some arrests are made on suspicions that later prove to be unfounded. Other arrests are made to prevent a potential offence being committed which result in subsequent de-arrest when the threat posed is removed.
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The figures in the table are included in the chief constable's annual report and accounts. The figures quoted from financial year 2003-04 also include the budgetary provision for the Ministry of Defence Guard Service.
Derek Twigg: The funding for the Ministry of Defence police is included in the overall Defence budget. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Treasury and the Home Office reimburse the Department for Ministry of Defence policing commitments overseas, at the Royal Mint (an Executive Agency) and at gas installations in the United Kingdom, respectively.
Derek Twigg: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 18 June 2007, Official Report, column 1442W, and the statement made by the Minister for the Armed Forces on 12 September 2007, Official Report, column 122WS. The Department is exploring a number of proposals for the future defence use of DCAE Cosford and no decision has yet been made. These proposals include the possibility of basing troops returning to the UK from Germany at Cosford, and further announcements will be made once this work has been completed.
Dr. Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) destroyers and (b) frigates are scheduled to (i) leave and (ii) enter service with the Royal Navy in each of the next 10 years. 
It is departmental policy to release in-service dates only for those warships for which the main investment decision has been taken. Over the period in question, in-service dates for new destroyers and frigates have been established as follows:
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: This information is not held centrally, on a year by year basis, nor is it held to the level of detail requested. Estimates detailing how much has been spent on total shipbuilding and repairs in UK industry and commerce can be found in the latest edition of the UK Defence Statistics. The information is in the table.
The figures for 2006-07 are still being finalised and will be released in the future. Programmes such as the new Future Carriers, the Type 45 and the Astute will lead to further investment in this area.
|MOD estimated UK expenditure by industry group. shipbuilding and repairing1991-92 to 2005-06|
|£ million( 1)|
|(1) Figures are VAT exclusive and at current prices.|
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