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Mark Pritchard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the statement of 21 January 2008, Official Report, column 1225, on MOD (data loss), how many of the 347 laptops stolen or lost from the Ministry of Defence since 2004 have been recovered. 
Des Browne: As a result of the theft of the Royal Navy laptop, the Ministry of Defence has initiated an investigation into the details of all computers lost or stolen since 2003. This investigation is under way and I will write to the hon. Member when the information is available and arrange for a copy of my letter to be placed in the Library of the House.
I undertook to write to you in answer to your Parliamentary Question on 29 January 2008, (Official Report, column 184W) about the number of laptops stolen or lost from the Ministry of Defence since 2004 that had subsequently been recovered.
The figure of 347 laptops that you quote can be derived from information provided in answer to the hon Member for Rayleigh (Mr Francois) on 19 January 2007, (Official Report, column 1363-4W) and the hon Member for South West Hertfordshire (Mr Gauke) on 10 December 2007, (Official Report, column 58W) and relates only to stolen laptops.
Revised figures have been taken from the data collated in the course of the investigation into details of computers and other electronic media lost/stolen since 2003 and provided to Sir Edmund Burton as part of his review. For all years they show an increase in the number of stolen laptops from the numbers previously reported is because the Burton Review investigation revealed anomalies in the reporting process. Instructions have been issued to remedy these shortcomings.
Revised figures as at today are set out below.
|Previously reported stolen laptops||Updated stolen laptops||Updated lost laptops||Updated total stolen and lost laptops||Updated laptops recovered (stolen/lost)|
|(1) A corresponding figure of 230 was given in Burton Report (Summary, Paragraph 38c, Page 9.) Subsequent reclassification and clarification of incidents has reduced the figure to 123.|
Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much fish was procured by his Department and at what cost in each of the last five years, broken down by species; and what amount and value of such fish met the Marine Stewardship Council standard in each such year, broken down by species. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The amount of fish procured since the start of the current MOD food supply contract on 1 October 2006 is approximately 1,300 metric tonnes. The cost, broken down by species, is as follows:
|Species||October 2006 to September 2007||October 2007 to June 2008|
Further detailed information in respect of fish procured outside of the MOD food supply contract, such as contract catering/pay as you dine establishments and the spend prior to October 2006 is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Linda Gilroy: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many foreign naval vessels and auxiliaries visited HM Naval Base Devonport under the auspices of Flag Office Sea Training in each of the last five years. 
|(1 )To date.|
Linda Gilroy: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Royal Naval vessels have taken part in training exercises in Plymouth under the auspices of Flag Office Sea Training for each of the last five years. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The number of Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) vessels that have undertaken training exercises at Flag Office Sea Training (South) over the last five years is as follows:
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: Flag Office Sea Training (South) employs 373 Royal Navy personnel and 40 civil servants in Plymouth. These figures include staff supporting training and resettlement in HMS Drake. The civil service figure includes 14 Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent estimate he has made of his Department's expenditure on fuels in the financial year
2008-09; and what his Department's budget allocation for expenditure on fuel for 2008-09 was. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: Initial, verified estimates for expenditure on fuel during the current financial year will be available later in the year. We keep the price of fuel under regular review and adjust our budget allocations accordingly.
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 1 April 2008, Official Report, column 797W, on military aircraft: helicopters, by what means his Department plans to replace the (a) flying capacity and (b) skill base once the Gazelle helicopter has been taken out of service. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 7 July 2008, Official Report, column 1174W, to the hon. Member for Woodspring (Dr. Fox). With the planned decommissioning of the Gazelle Fleet, there will be no requirement to maintain experience of flying this type of helicopter beyond 2012.
Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the contents of the review of detention practices in Iraq and Afghanistan he disclosed in his letter to the hon. Member for Chichester of 7 July 2008. 
Des Browne: 17 per cent. of the report on the review of detention practices was disclosed in my letter of 7 July. If the annexes are added, then about 4 per cent. of the overall review concerning detention practices was disclosed. As I explained in my letter, much of the information requested was exempt from release under the Freedom of Information Act.
In order to extend the operational life of the missiles, some component change and re-qualification programmes have been carried out. These included replacing the energetic material used in both rocket motors, at a cost of about £11 million; and refurbishment of the missiles motor ignition delay unit, at a cost of £0.9 million. In addition, Sea Skua was subject to a life extension programme at a cost of £0.8 million. There are currently no plans to make further improvements to the Sea Skua system.
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