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Due to the rounding methods used, totals may not always equal the sum of the parts. When rounding to the nearest 10, numbers ending in five have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.
Mrs. Humble: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many revisions have been made to the Royal Military Police document Guidelines for Commanding Officers following an Incident of Self Harm since 2003; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the most recent version of these guidelines. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The Royal Military Police Guidelines for Commanding Officers following an incident of self harm were withdrawn following the publication on 20 July 2006 of Army General and Administrative Instructions Chapter 110The Suicide Vulnerability Risk Management (SVRM) Policy, a copy of which is available in the Library of the House. They had not been revised prior to this.
Mrs. Humble: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence at what rank the military chain of command receives information from the Army Medical Service chain of command communicating confidential medical information on service personnel considered at risk of self-harm. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: Disclosure guidelines for medical officers are set out in Policy Letter 62-03 (Army Suicide Prevention Policy: Guidelines for Medical OfficersConfidentiality and Consent) by the Director General of Army Medical Services. This states that, limited medical disclosure to the Commanding Officer may be justified to protect the patient. A commanding officer would typically be of Lieutenant Colonel rank.
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: Yes, I will place a copy of Volume 3, Chapter 110 of the Army General Administrative Instruction (AGAI) which contains the Army Suicide Vulnerability Risk Management (SVRM) policy in the Library of the House.
Mrs. Humble: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many case histories the Army Suicide Prevention Group has considered in each year since its inception; and what reports the Group has produced; 
(2) on what date the Army Suicide Prevention Group examined the papers relating to the death of Lance Corporal Derek McGregor in Catterick barracks in 2003; and what recommendations the Group made following this examination. 
to shape the Armys self harm and suicide prevention policies and procedures;
to promote awareness of self-harm and suicide prevention by developing training and educational programmes throughout the Army;
and audit the delivery, application and effectiveness of self harm and suicide preventative measures.
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many vehicles of each type in the armed forces are able to transport fuel; what the capacity of each is; and how many of each type of vehicle are (a) in service and (b) fit for purpose. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: Details of the MOD bulk fuel carrying capabilities which are currently in service and fit for purpose are set out in the following table. Fit for purpose has been defined as being those vehicles which are capable of being used in whatever capacity they are required for.
|Vehicle type||In service||Fit for purpose||Capacity (Litres)|
|(1) The unit bulk refuelling equipment is carried by 4 tonne or 8 tonne cargo vehicles, which can carry two or three modules respectively, of 2,100 litres per module.|
Mr. Quentin Davies: The time taken is dependent on the nature of the threat being addressed and the frequency with which the threat changes. Contributory factors include the level of technological complexity of the protective equipment and the difficulty of integrating the solution onto the base vehicle.
Mr. Quentin Davies: The MOD currently plans to procure seven Astute submarines. Four submarines are on contract, and in various stages of production at BAE Systems Submarine Solutions facilities at Barrow-in-Furness.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what role the management consortium of the Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston, AWEML, has played in responding to the improvement notice served by the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate of the Health and Safety Executive on 3 April 2008. 
Mr. Quentin Davies: Through its contract with the Ministry of Defence, AWEML is responsible for the safety of operations at AWE sites. This it discharges through its subsidiary, AWE plc, which holds the necessary Nuclear Site Licences and discharge authorisations issued by the external regulators. AWEML provides strategic guidance and direction to AWE plc, particularly in respect of safety and compliance with the regulatory regime. The AWEML board includes an independent safety director, who is engaged specifically to help ensure the correct emphasis and priorities are brought to bear on safety matters at AWE.
With regard to the Improvement Notice issued on 3 April 2008, AWEML scrutinised and endorsed the plan agreed between AWE plc and the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate in response to the issues raised. The AWEML board will be closely monitoring AWE plc's progress to ensure that the plan is achieved.
Mr. Hutton: The UK provides support to the US missile defence programme by allowing both early warning information from the radar at RAF Fylingdales, and early warning satellite data via a satellite downlink at RAF Menwith Hill, to be routed into the US missile defence command and control system. The UK also has a well-established missile defence technical co-operation programme with the US.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has provided military training to personnel of the 14th Brigade of the Colombian army; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Jenkin: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Oral Answer to the urgent question from the right hon. Member for Richmond, Yorkshire, of 4 November 2008, Official Report, columns 121-30, on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), what military contingencies are being considered for the deployment of UK armed forces personnel to DRC. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost is of maintaining his Department's website for the 2007-08 financial year; and what the
forecast costs for maintaining websites within his responsibility are in the 2008-09 financial year. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The Ministry of Defence and armed forces collectively maintain four corporate websites. Identified direct expenditure on running these in the financial year 2007-2008 was as follows:
|Website||URL||FY 2007-08 (£)||Forecast of costs FY 2008-09( 1) (£)|
|(1) Forecast costs for 2008-09 are based on the best available information.|
(2) Figures include staff costs, hosting, licences and maintenance contracts.
(3) Costs of site maintenance, staff costs and hosting the RN site.
(4) Figures reflect hosting, licences, development costs and for FY 2007-08 site re-launch activities. Staff costs are not included as these are shared. Both figures are inclusive of VAT.
(5) Maintenance figures only not including the cost of building new areas on the site or update projects.
|Website||URL||Forecast of costs FY 2008-09( 1) (£)|
|n/a = not available|
(1) Includes intranet costs
(2) Included in costs for UKHO
(3) Now incorporated into www.science.mod.uk
(4) Does not include staff costs
(5) Included in costs for www.mod.uk + £110 per year for dial-up costs
(6) Now incorporated into www.defencedynamics.mod.uk
(7) Defence Support Group (DSG) was born of the merger of ABRO and DARA on 1 April 2008. (The annualised cost of maintaining the site is estimated at £40,000).
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