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The following table shows the number of departmental civilians in each defence section by country and city over the period in question; where there is no entry for a country there have been no departmental civilians in the defence section at any time during the period.

Number of departmental civilians at post on first day of month
2007 2008
Country City Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun

Argentina

Buenos Aires

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

l

1

1

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

l

1

1

Brazil

Brasilia

1

1

l

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

Canada

Ottawa

1

1

l

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

Cyprus

Nicosia

1

1

l

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

Czech Republic

Prague

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

1

1

France

Paris

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

1

1

1

Germany

Berlin

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

2

2

2

Greece

Athens

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

India

New Delhi

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Israel

Tel Aviv

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Italy

Rome

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

Jordan

Amman

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Poland

Warsaw

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Saudi Arabia

Riyadh

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Serbia

Belgrade

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

Singapore

Singapore City

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Slovak Republic

Bratislava

1

1

Closed

United States of America

Washington

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1


Over this period changes to the Defence Attaché network have been implemented as stated in the written ministerial statement issued by the Secretary of State for Defence on 17 September 2007. These changes are:

Changes to support staff have also been implemented over this period. Types of measure implemented were: deletion of military support staff posts; replacement of military support staff with departmental civilians; replacement of military support staff with locally-employed civilians; deletion of departmental civilian posts; and replacement of departmental civilians with locally-employed civilians.

Monuments: Vandalism

Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many cases of vandalism of one of his Department's (a) war memorials and (b) listed historic buildings have been reported in the last 12 months. [214358]

Derek Twigg: There are no recorded cases of vandalism of listed or scheduled war memorials on the defence estate in the last 12 months. Records on the causes of repairs to listed historic buildings maintained by the Department are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

The Department does not have responsibility for the maintenance of public war memorials and therefore does not have any records in respect of vandalism in respect of those memorials.


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Shipping: Sales

Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which (a) Royal Navy and (b) Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels have been sold to other countries in each year since 1997. [214346]

Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships sold on a Government-to-Government basis since 1997 are set out in the following table:

Date of the contract of sale Name of ship Sold to

FY 1997-98

HMS Plover

Philippines

HMS Peacock

Philippines

HMS Starling

Philippines

FY 1998-99

HMS Unseen

Canada

FY 2000-01

HMS Bicester

Greece

HMS Orkney

Trinidad and Tobago

FY 2001-02

HMS Berkeley

Greece

HMS Orwell

Guyana

FY 2002-03

HMS London

Romania

HMS Coventry

Romania

HMS Shetland

Bangladesh

HMS Alderney

Bangladesh

HMS Anglesey

Bangladesh

HMS Lindisfarne

Bangladesh

HMS Guernsey

Bangladesh

HMS Sheffield

Chile

FY 2005-06

HMS Marlborough

Chile

HMS Norfolk

Chile

HMS Grafton

Chile

FY 2006-07

HMS Sandown

Estonia

HMS Bridport

Estonia

HMS Inverness

Estonia

FY 2007-08

RFA Sir Galahad

Brazil


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