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Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of (a) single living accommodation and (b) service family accommodation units are in each grade in each region of the UK. 
Mr. Kevan Jones: The condition survey of service family accommodation (SFA) properties in England and Wales is due to be completed by April 2010. Of those properties surveyed, at 31 December 2009 the following are at each Standard for Condition (SfC):
Single living accommodation (SLA) is assessed for its Grade for Charge, which sets the level of charges to be paid by occupants. This grade reflects the accommodation's proximity to local facilities like train stations or post offices; local disturbances like aircraft noise as well as the condition of the property. As at December 2008, the latest date for which data are available, UK SLA was at the following grade:
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Willie Rennie: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which 50 substitute (a) service family and (b) single living accommodation properties in Scotland had the highest rent in the last 12 months. 
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 15 December 2009, Official Report, columns 99-100WS, on future rotary wing strategy, (1) when he expects to sign contracts for the 22 additional Chinook helicopters; 
(2) whether he expects to order the additional 22 Chinook helicopters through (a) foreign military sales orders with the US administration, (b) direct commercial purchase from Boeing Company and (c) Finmeccanica in Italy; 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: Work is ongoing on the acquisition of the 22 new Chinook helicopters. It is anticipated that the contract covering preliminary development work and long-lead items for the initial aircraft deliveries will be placed in the coming months once the associated formal investment business case has been approved. The Procurement Strategy, including the procurement route, will be considered as part of the formal investment case. No decision has yet been taken on the cockpit flight deck. The configuration of the aircraft, including the cockpit flight deck, will be determined as part of the initial development work.
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The redeployment pool is used to give redeployment priority to employees who are due to become surplus or who have become surplus due to reorganisation or restructuring. The population of the redeployment pool changes daily as surplus staff find new posts and others give notice that they are due to become surplus. As a snap shot, the numbers in the redeployment pool on the dates specified are provided as follows.
Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) mobile telephones and (b) BlackBerrys have been provided to (i) Ministers and (ii) special advisers in his Department in 2009-10 to date; and at what cost to the public purse. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: In financial year 2009-10 to date, Ministers have been provided with one mobile phone at a cost of £155, and special advisers with one BlackBerry at a cost of £50. All expenditure is in line with the principles of Managing Public Money and the Treasury handbook on Regularity and Propriety.
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