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Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are being taken to refocus the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) on its extended role in (a) supporting forces to respond to inspections and (b) assisting forces to improve their performance; and what the timetable for full transition of the NPIA to this new role is. 
Jacqui Smith: The National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) is putting in place a new team that will, by June 2009, be able to provide assistance to police forces and authorities that wish to have the agencys help to improve their performance. This unit will comprise of five elements: a core team, a centre of excellence in performance management, peer teams, existing NPIA expertise and a knowledge resource.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will hold discussions with representatives of police forces on the application of section 12 of the Terrorism Act 2000 to persons arranging or managing a meeting to be addressed via a video link by a person who belongs or professes to belong to an organisation listed in the Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2001; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Hutton [holding answer 8 May 2009]: As the Prime Minister reiterated in his statement of 29 April 2009, Official Report, column 871, a key element of UK strategy in Afghanistan is to support the Afghan Government as they take forward the process of reconciliation.
Willie Rennie: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate his Department has made of the annual cost to the public purse (a) in total and (b) in interest incurred of the period between the originally announced completion date for the Royal Navy aircraft carriers and the most recent estimate of the completion date. 
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of (a) service family accommodation and (b) single living accommodation (i) in the UK and (ii) overseas are void properties. 
|Total void SFA|
|Location||Total number of SFA||Number||Percentage|
Service accommodation is held void for various reasons such as it is awaiting moves of service personnel, improvement or modernisation, demolition or disposal. The Department is making vigorous efforts to reduce the percentage of voids, but there will always need to be a management margin to allow properties to be available for eligible service personnel when required.
Dr. Murrison: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the defects at the service family accommodation at Jubilee Buildings, Queens Terrace, St. Johns Wood; what his Departments remedial plan for this accommodation is; and what the (a) timetable and (b) budget is for its repair. 
Although essential maintenance and repairs continue to be carried out and issues raised by occupants are addressed, these properties are not required beyond 2011 and accordingly no major modernisation or improvement works are planned.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons permission for hon.
Members to visit service family accommodation at Jubilee Buildings, Queens Terrace, St. Johns Wood has been refused. 
Mr. Kevan Jones: I wrote to the hon. Member on 25 April 2009 stating that there were some issues with the accommodation and that I would write to him again shortly with details of these and our steps to resolve them.
|Total number of complaints received||Number of complaints regarding maintenance( 1)|
|(1) Total complaints less those about missed appointments.|
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of units of (a) single living accommodation and (b) service family accommodation at each location in England there are at each grade. 
Mr. Kevan Jones: The table provided as follows shows, as of December 2008, the number and percentage of single living accommodation (SLA) broken down by grade. Grade is an assessment of the size, amenities and condition of the SLA.
|Grade 1||Grade 2||Grade 3||Grade 4|
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