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Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what conditions in the agreement with the US for its use of (a) RAF Menwith Hill and (b) RAF Fylingdales would apply in the event of its premature termination. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: RAF Menwith Hill is made available to the United States Visiting Force under the terms of the NATO Status of Forces Agreement of 1951, and other confidential arrangements. The Status of Forces Agreement does not have a termination date. RAF Menwith Hill will continue to be made available to the United States Visiting Force for as long as it is in our mutual defence interests.
Under the terms of the agreements which apply to the use of RAF Fylingdales for ballistic missile early warning and ballistic missile defence, the US Government retains ownership and control of all of its assets in the event of either party terminating the Agreements. Should either party decide to terminate the arrangement that currently exists, that party would be obliged to continue its participation until the effective date of termination, so as to minimise the impact to the other participant. In this situation, any costs that are incurred by the terminating participant would not exceed its total financial commitment for jointly approved activities. Outwith these agreements, RAF Fylingdales would remain in place to execute its ballistic missile early warning and space surveillance missions in defence of the UK.
Mr. Brazier: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the Answer of 24 July 2006, Official Report, columns 782-90W, on reserve forces, what the (a) actual strength and (b) unit establishment of (i) men and (ii) women (A) officers and (B) other ranks was in each of the reserve forces, broken down by (1) the Territorial Army by arm and corps and (2) (x) the Royal Navy Reserve and (y) the Royal Auxiliary Air Force by functional category in the most recent period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: A detailed breakdown of Territorial Army Liability figures by Arm Service is not available, as the figures are not captured in this way. However, the overall Territorial Army liability as at 1 March 2007 was 42,000 which included 3,500 Officer Training Corps.
A breakdown of the Territorial Army by Arm Service, officer/other ranks and gender can be found in the 1 March 2007 Army Monthly Manning Report, Section G, a copy of which is available in the Library of the House.
Reliable information on Royal Navy Reserve functional categories is not held centrally and cannot be provided without incurring disproportionate cost. The following table shows the strength of the Royal Naval Reserve by unit, officer/rating and gender as at 31 March 2008. The total Royal Naval Reserve requirement as at 31 March 2008 was 2,280.
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