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Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many civil servants in his Department were seconded to work for (a) trades unions and (b) the Trades Union Congress in each year since 2003. 
Mr. Kevan Jones:
Data on how many civil servants were seconded to work for trade unions and the Trades
Union Congress in each year since 2003 are not held centrally. Secondments are arranged locally by Business Partners and to gather this information would involve Business Partners trawling their records at disproportionate cost.
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the notice required to fire missiles from (a) a Trident submarine on patrol and (b) a second submarine at its berth is; and what notice is required for submarines to take to sea. 
Mr. Hutton: As set out in the White Paper The Future of the United Kingdom's Nuclear Deterrent (Cm 6994), published on 4 December 2006, a Trident submarine on patrol is normally at several days notice to fire. I am withholding further information as its release would, or would be likely to, prejudice national security and defence of the UK.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date the next stocktake meeting between the Government and the US Administration under the 1958 Mutual Defence Agreement is scheduled to take place. 
Colin Challen: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many instances of burglary and trespassing there have been at bases occupied and controlled by the United States Visiting Forces in the latest period for which figures are available; and at which bases. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The number of instances of burglary and criminal trespass, recorded by the Ministry of Defence Police at United States Visiting Forces bases, in each of the last three financial years are shown in the following tables.
|Site||Number of burglaries||Number of trespasses|
Mr. Bradshaw: The information is not available in the format requested. National health service trusts self-report the total number of accident and emergency (A&E) services they provide against definitions provided by the Department for the three types of A&E on a quarterly basis. This includes information on the number of self-reported type 1 (major) A&E services at national and trust level.
Dawn Primarolo: There were 100,000 consultation postcards printed at a cost of £7,091, and 10,000 copies of the these postcards were given to regional alcohol leads to distribute within their local areas as they deemed appropriate with the remainder given out at national and regional meetings to discuss the consultation on alcohol strategy, Safe. Sensible. Social - Consultation on further action. A copy of this has been placed in the Library. As of 27 October 2008, approximately 1,500 postcards had been completed and returned.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated in support of the 10 per cent. target for reduction in alcohol consumption mentioned in his Department's impact assessment relating to the Government's alcohol strategy. 
The impact assessments to the Department's consultation document Safe, Sensible, Socialconsultation on further action included estimates of the impact of (a) an end-frame or information to be included within alcohol advertising (resulting in an estimated at a 2.4 per cent. reduction in consumption) and (b) measures to place unit and health
information on alcohol labels (direct evidence not available to show impact on consumption. However, there is reason to expect some impact and a 0.02 per cent. reduction in consumption would yield enough benefits to offset the costs involved).
A technical appendix to the assessment explained how these estimates had been arrived and a theoretical 10 per cent. reduction in per capita alcohol consumption was chosen solely to illustrate the methodology. The impact assessments make this theoretical illustration very clear.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the cost of ambulance and paramedic journeys to treat patients where excessive alcohol consumption was a primary or secondary diagnosis was in each of the last five years; 
Mr. Stephen O'Brien:
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the original budget was for the
provision of Airwave radios to the Ambulance Service, broken down by ambulance service trust; how much has been spent by each trust; and what the projected final spend is in each trust. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The Ambulance Radio Programme is delivering a managed service solution for digital radio communications for the 11 Ambulance Trusts in England. The programme is estimated to cost £517 million, but funds are not distributed to individual ambulance trusts as the programme is managed centrally. As at the end of October 2008, programme expenditure has been £82.2 million.
The scope of services being provided centrally was originally based on requirements drawn up by trusts in February 2005. Any additional trust service requirements arising since then are funded by trusts themselves. To date, expenditure on new, further requirements totals £11.4 million.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the original timetable for the provision of Airwave radios to the Ambulance Service was, broken down by ambulance service trust; what the latest performance is against that timetable, broken down by trust; and when he expects full implementation to be achieved. 
|Trust||Service Area (Trust pre Reconfiguration)||Original service commencement date||Service commencement date or forecast date|
|(1) A second Airwave service will be introduced for the North East Ambulance Service's second control room whose location is yet to be finalised.|
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