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Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much consultants employed by his Department and its agencies have been paid (a) in total and (b) in reimbursable expenses in each of the last 10 years. 
Annual expenditure on consultants is published each year in our annual departmental report, copies of which are available in the Library of the House and on our website. Actual consultancy expenditure in 2008-09 was £29.9 million rather then the estimated figure of £63.6 million noted in the 2008-09 departmental report. This included estimated costs of managed service delivery and other professional services, which are not classed as 'Consultancy' spend by the Office of Government Commerce.
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Figures for 2009 are not currently available from the OPEC website. However, data available from the Government of Iraq's Ministry of Oil website indicate that average oil export rates in 2009 were 1.9 million barrels of oil per day, available at
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Spanish authorities seek payment from the Government in respect of the costs of imprisonment in Spain of British citizens awaiting trial. 
Mr. Quentin Davies: No ADE-651 bomb detectors have been purchased by the Ministry of Defence, and as such the ADE-651 has not been used where UK personnel control access to establishments either in the UK or overseas.
Mr. Kevan Jones: Service Family Accommodation (SFA) is provided to accommodate entitled Service personnel and their families. When occupants cease to be entitled to SFA and do not vacate, the Department is required to take steps to recover possession of the property. In the first instance Defence Estates (DE) will write to the occupant advising that they are required to vacate the property within 93 days. DE will be as flexible as possible and will extend this so as to accommodate children's schooling and holidays or to allow occupants the maximum possible time to secure alternative accommodation arrangements.
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Mr. Kevan Jones: The majority of the 70,000 Service Family Accommodation (SFA) properties worldwide are leased rather than owned by the Department. SFA is graded for charge and by Standard for Condition (SfC), a detailed measure of the physical condition of a property.
For the latest number of UK properties at each SfC (as at December 2009) I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 26 January 2010, Official Report, column 794W to the hon. Member for Woodspring (Dr Fox).
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Willie Rennie: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 19 January 2010, Official Report, column 203W, on armed forces: housing, how many requests for repair call outs were made in respect of family housing. 
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what meetings he has had with representatives of the Atomic Weapons Establishment on the development of new facilities at Aldermaston in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Quentin Davies: The Secretary of State for Defence visited the Atomic Weapons Establishment on 23 September 2009. I visited on 27 February and 9 November 2009. As part of these visits briefing was provided on a range of subjects, including developments on the ongoing capital facilities programme. Ministry of Defence officials maintain a constant dialogue with AWE plc and other stakeholders on these matters, providing advice to Ministers as appropriate.
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David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether (a) agencies and (b) non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible sell information on a commercial basis to (i) companies or individuals in the private sector and (ii) other organisations. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The Ministry of Defence and its agencies make suitable information available for free re-use under the Public Sector Information Click-Use Licence. The Department's Trading Funds are able, under their trading fund status, to charge for the services they provide in order to cover their costs, with both the Meteorological Office and UK Hydrographic Office licensing information for commercial re-use. Also, the museums for the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force are registered charities classified as executive non-departmental public bodies and levy a charge for requests of photographic images, video material and copies of historical documents to commercial companies and individuals at commercial rates. Charitable or other not-for-profit organisations are either not charged or charged at cost.
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has allocated for the (a) procurement, (b) maintenance, (c) compliance testing and (d) security of information technology systems in 2010-11. 
Mr. Quentin Davies: Available resources for Defence expenditure are set during spending rounds. The most recent comprehensive spending review set the Department's budget for the financial years 2008-11.
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on information technology in the last three financial years; how much of this was spent on (a) software development and testing and (b) application including (i) staff training, (ii) the cost of new hardware and software and (iii) the cost of launching into the live environment. 
| Notes: 1. The MOD's Resource Account Codes do not split the costs between information technology and telecommunications. 2. These costs include telecommunication costs, for example line rental. 3. These figures relate to capital addition and operating cost charges.|
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