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These figures are average monthly figures, collated by the OTC units. December figures are as at 11 December. Actual activity levels vary from month to month and are typically low during exam periods and holidays.
Mr. Lancaster: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what categories of service personnel train at the Officer Training Corps; and which of those categories (a) receive and (b) do not receive payment while undertaking such training. 
Permanent Staff Regular Army staff;
Permanent Staff Group A Territorial Army (TA) staff; and
Territorial Army (TA) Group B Officer Cadets (Students).
Following the temporary in-year savings measures introduced in October 2009, the only categories currently receiving pay are Regular Army personnel, group A TA staff and those group B officer cadets who are TA second lieutenant instructors delivering military leadership development programme levels 1, 2 and 3 training. Bursars are receiving their bursars grants but are unpaid for officer cadet activity.
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his statement of 15 December 2009, Official Report, columns 801-4, on the future defence programme, what assessment he has made of the effects on (a) the Defence Training Review and (b) RAF St Athan of implementation of the measures announced in the statement. 
Ann Winterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Javelin missiles, (b) multiple rocket launcher rockets and (c) mortar rounds have been fired in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what the cost is of each missile fired in each category. 
Mr. Quentin Davies: The following table sets out the number of Javelin missiles, guided multiple rocket launcher system rockets and mortar rounds that have been fired on operations and in training in the last 12 months:
|Javelin( 1)||GMLRS( 1, 2)||81mm||60mm( 1)||51mm|
|(1) These rounds of ammunition are procured from overseas and therefore the costs are subject to exchange rate fluctuations.|
(2 )Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System.
Figures have been taken from a variety of sources, including operational records, and accuracy cannot therefore be fully guaranteed. The figures do not necessarily relate to when fired, but often when ordered. All figures have been rounded to the nearest five in the case of Javelin and GMLRS and 100 for mortar rounds.
The cost of 51mm mortars ranges from approximately £80 to approximately £160 depending on the variant fired. The cost of 60mm mortars ranges from approximately £185 to approximately £640 depending on the variant fired. We do not hold data for the expenditure of 60mm mortars in all months. The cost of 81mm mortars ranges from approximately £190 to approximately £890 depending on the variant fired.
The Department did not produce full accounts until the introduction of Resource Accounting and Budgeting for the financial year 2001-02. Prior to this, the Department's outturn was reported in the end of year 'Appropriations Accounts and Estimates Reports'. Copies are placed in the Library of the House. Appropriations accounts do not, however, separately identify the cost of operations or the costs of the security and intelligence services, and that information is not held centrally. The figures for this current financial year will be available in the annual report usually published in July.
The only way to compare historic MOD defence spending is through the near cash element of the budget, as laid out in the spending review letters, but this does not include all aspects of the MOD spend, e.g. depreciation and cost of capital.
1997-98 MOD near cash budget was £21,800 million.
2009-10 MOD near cash budget is £31,921 million.
2010-11 MOD near cash budget is planned to be £33,328 million.
Mr. Kevan Jones: Crown servants travelling by air on MOD business, paid for from public funds, must not make private use of frequent flyer bonuses that arise as a result of that expenditure, for example air miles. They may, however, collect such bonuses to enable them to use the associated benefits in respect of official travel. The receipt of any benefits accruing from official travel must be recorded in hospitality books.
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