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Mr. Gray: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) tanks, (b) artillery pieces, (c) Royal Air Force fighter aircraft, (d) frigates and destroyers and (e) infantry the armed forces had in (i) 1979, (ii) 1990, (iii) 1997, (iv) 2001 and (v) 2006. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: This information is set out from 1992 onwards in UK Defence Statistics, and before that in its predecessor, volume 2 of the Statement on Defence Estimates. Copies of both are available in the Library of the House.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the Preliminary Safety and Environment Document for the proposed Uranium Enrichment Facility at AWE Aldermaston. 
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether construction of the proposed uranium enrichment facility at AWE Aldermaston will be financed through a private finance initiative scheme; and what the (a) principles are and (b) mechanism is by which the project will be financed. 
We have no plans to introduce private finance into the proposed replacement uranium handling facility to which I also referred. Funding for the project will be allocated in accordance with normal MOD processes.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the area protected under the terms of section 128 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (SOCAP) at AWE Burghfield extends beyond the nuclear licensed site boundary; and for what reason the area is shown as extending beyond the licensed site boundary on the SOCAP map prepared by Defence Estates. 
Mr. Quentin Davies: The area at AWE Burghfield that is protected under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (SOCAP) is greater than that of the nuclear licensed site. It extends to the outer perimeter of the site in accordance with the provisions of section 128 of SOCAP relating to nuclear sites.
Mr. Quentin Davies: Figures for each purchase of ground fuels made in each of last nine months are not held in the format requested and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The following tables set out the information for bulk fuel purchases by the Defence Fuels Group for aviation turbine and marine diesel between February and October 2008.
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|(1) Data not yet available.|
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|(1) No purchases.|
Willie Rennie: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to alter the size of his Department's staff complement; and what account of his Department's capacity to respond to security threats was taken in the formulation of such plans. 
These plans reflect the expected future security environment and security threats set out in our internal Defence Strategic Guidance, translated by Defence Planning Assumptions into the required future force structure.
The civilian work force comprised 88,020 full-time equivalents on 1 October 2008. While we do not set civilian requirements in the same way as for the armed forces, we expect the civilian work force to decrease over the next few years as a result of change programmes, including Head Office Streamlining, the PACE' initiative in Defence Equipment and Support and transfers of civilian personnel into the private sector (for example, the Royal School of Military Engineering Public Private Partnership). Further reductions may occur as we continue to review our manpower requirements to ensure that we are delivering best value for money, while continuing to deliver Defence outputs.
Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the current budget allocation for the erection of a perimeter fence at Kenley Aerodrome is; and what the budget allocation for the previous design of this undertaking was. 
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Mr. Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the circumstances were of the Meteorological Office protected personal data related incident in November 2006; and what data were lost or compromised. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The incident in question relates to the theft of items locked in the luggage area of a vehicle being used by Met Office staff. Among the items stolen were a Met Office laptop computer, personal digital assistant and USB drive. These items contained the work contact details of some 150 people and a small number of documents assessed to be of low security risk.
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Tessa Jowell: As the National Audit Office reported in June 2008, the cost of staging the Games will be met from the budget of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG). LOCOGs budget is some £2 billion. This is intended to be self-financing, with the exception of a contribution from public funds towards the cost of the staging of the Paralympic games, for which there is a provision of £66 million included within the £9.325 billion public sector funding package.
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