Between 1 February and 12 June 2008, there were a total of 176 improvised explosive device attacks recorded in Task Force Helmand, and 21 suicide or suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attacks. These data are broken down per month as follows:
|Month||Total IED attacks (including suicide-borne)||Suicide-borne IED attacks|
These figures do not include IED finds with no detonation or IED false alarms. These data are based on information derived from a number of sources and can only be an estimate, not least because of the difficulties in ensuring a consistent interpretation of the basis for collating statistics in a complex fast-moving multinational operational environment.
Data are more readily available for attacks within Regional Command (South), which includes the majority of UK forces deployed to Afghanistan. However, it is not possible, except at disproportionate cost, to identify attacks directed only at British forces given the multinational nature of forces operating in Regional Command (South).
|Improvised explosive device attacks|
These figures do not include improvised explosive device finds with no detonation or improvised explosive device false alarms. These data are based on information derived from a number of sources and can only be an estimate, not least because of the difficulties in ensuring a consistent interpretation of the basis of collating statistics in a complex fast-moving multinational operational environment.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department and its predecessor have spent on (a) flat screen televisions, (b) DVD players and (c) stereo equipment in each of the last three years. 
|Flat screen||DVD||Stereo||Flat screen||DVD||Stereo||Flat screen||DVD||Stereo|
|(1) Cost includes supply, installation and commissioning, exclusive of VAT.|
(2) Based in Home Office premises.
(3) Fixed annual contractual sum.
The vast majority of the screens installed at 102 Petty France are not operating as televisions but even where for example they run BBC News 24 it is not obtained via the in-built receivers but run over the network via the "media star" installation (Parliamentary TV).
In addition to the costs stated for the Tribunals Service (TS), a further £35,000 was capitalised on video conference facilities for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel CICAP in 2006-07. This enabled the reduction of costs of staff incurred through travel/time within the TS.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases for (a) oral hearings, (b) paper hearings and (c) other consideration before the Parole Board were outstanding on the latest date for which figures are available. 
(a) There were 1,625 Indeterminate sentenced cases awaiting three member oral hearings and 126 Determinate cases awaiting single member oral hearings.
(b) There were 324 indeterminate sentenced cases awaiting a paper pre-tariff hearing.
(c) The Parole Board does not give 'other consideration to cases other than the paper and oral hearings referred to above.
Mr. Ingram: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for each member of the armed forces killed in action overseas in respect of whom the inquest has not started, when (a) the body was repatriated and (b) the inquest is expected to begin. 
Errors have been identified in the table provided in the written answer to the right hon. Member for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow (Mr. Ingram) on 26 October 2009. There were five errors identified in the first eight rows of the table in the column headed "Inquest resumption date where this has been set".
Bridget Prentice: The following table shows the dates on which service personnel fatalities were repatriated, and the current position regarding the resumption of inquests which have been opened and adjourned pending Service Inquiries or other investigations. On 27 October my hon. Friend the Minister for the Armed Forces (Bill Rammell) and I will make the latest in the series of quarterly statements to the House about the inquests of service personnel and others who have died overseas.
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