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Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many of the National Security Strategys objectives in areas within his Departments responsibility have been implemented; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) what plans his Department and its agencies have to implement the National Security Strategy within areas of his Departments responsibility; and if he will make a statement; 
(3) what targets have been set for his Department in implementing those parts of the National Security Strategy which are within its areas of responsibility; and how performance against such targets will be measured. 
Des Browne: MOD is contributing to the delivery of a wide range of the cross-Government objectives set out in the National Security Strategy and these priorities are reflected in our plans. Implementation is co-ordinated by the Cabinet Office and overseen by the Ministerial Committee on National Security, International Relations and Development.
Mark Pritchard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect on the Metrix Consortium and the Defence Training Review programme of the sale of Nord Anglia to Baring, an Asian private equity company. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The MOD will need to be content with all relevant arrangements pertaining to the Metrix Consortium and its subcontractors as a precursor to entering into a contract for DTR Package 1. The DTR contract is not yet let but Nord Anglia are envisaged as a lower-tier sub-contractor to Metrix. MOD will therefore be assuring itself that this change in ownership does not in any way preclude the inclusion of Nord Anglia under the terms of the proposed DTR contract, which includes specific provisions to protect the national interest. If these subcontracting conditions cannot be met, the requirements of the contract to provide the DTR services nonetheless persist and it will be for Metrix, as the prime contractor, to deliver against those requirements.
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) armed forces and (b) civilian personnel are stationed at RAF Halton. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The following tables give the number of armed forces and civilian personnel stationed at RAF Halton at 1 July 2008.
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Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel have received recruit training at RAF Halton in each year since 1998. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The following table gives the number of armed forces personnel who have received recruit training at RAF Halton. Information is only available from financial year 2003-04.
1. Training numbers for financial year 2007-08 includes figures for the Royal Auxiliary Air Force.
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