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Chris Ruane: To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission with reference to the Answer of 6 May 2009, Official Report, columns 222-3W, on the electoral register, which electoral registration officers identified themselves as below the standard for using information sources to verify entries on the register of electors and identify potential new electors. 
Mr Streeter: The Electoral Commission informs me that in 2008, 18 Electoral Registration Officers were below performance standard 1, 'Using information sources to verify entries on the register of electors and identify potential new electors'.
The Commission further informs me that in 2009, three Electoral Registration Officers were below the same performance standard.
The relevant officers are listed by local authority as follows.
EROs below Performance Standard 1
Blackburn with Darwen
North East Derbyshire
Windsor and Maidenhead
Weymouth and Portland
(1) Chester-le Street and Durham are now part of County Durham unitary authority.
(2) North and South Lanarkshire are covered by one ERO.
Chris Ruane: To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, in which local authorities electoral registration officers have declared themselves to be underperforming in one or more areas of electoral registration. 
Mr Streeter: The Electoral Commission informs me that in 2008, 297 Electoral Registration Officers were below at least one performance standard. In 2009, 185 Electoral Registration Officers were below at least one performance standard. A list of the Electoral Registration Officers by local authority has been placed in the Library.
More information about Electoral Registration Officers' performance against the standards can be found at:
Chris Ruane: To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission how much each local authority spent per elector on electoral registration in the last year for which figures are available. 
Mr Streeter: The Electoral Commission informs me that it has placed a document in the Library which shows local authority spending per elector on electoral registration for the financial years 2007-08 and 2008-09, where the information is available.
The Commission further informs me that it has published full financial data for each local authority in Great
Britain, covering the 2007-08 and 2008-09 financial years. The information can be found on the Commission's website:
The Commission is collecting information for the financial year 2009-10, which will be published on its website next year.
Jo Swinson: To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what recent estimate the Electoral Commission has made of the number and proportion of people aged 18 to 24 who voted in the last general election. 
Mr Streeter: The Electoral Commission informs me that it has made no such estimate. However, Ipsos MORI estimate that 44% of 18 to 24-year-olds voted in the last general election.
Sir Menzies Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what targets have been set for the recruitment of armed forces medical personnel. 
Mr Robathan: Figures for the medical trades/corps for which recruitment targets have been set are shown in the following tables:
|Financial year 2010-11|
|Financial year 2010-11|
|Financial year 2010-11|
Sir Menzies Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 29 March 2010, Official Report, column 639W, on "Armed Forces: Health Services", whether the analysis of the extent to which armed forces medical personnel are in breach of the single service harmony guidelines is (a) complete and (b) available. 
Mr Robathan: More comprehensive data on medical personnel in breach of individual Service harmony guidelines are now available and are shown in the following tables. However, this information is not available against individual medical trades in the Army. Investigations on whether this will be possible given the nature of the data are ongoing.
|Branch/Trade||Personnel over Royal Navy harmony guidelines (%)|
Data covers 36 month period up to 1 April 2010.
The following table details the number and proportion of Army personnel within the Royal Army Medial Corps and the Queen Alexandra Royal Army Nursing Corps Arms/Services that breach the Individual Harmony Guidelines.
|Arm/Service||Personnel over Army harmony guidelines (%)|
The statistics relate only to trained regular officers and soldiers as at 1 January 2010.
It should be noted that, because some personnel do not record the reason for their separated service on the JPA system, the above figures may not capture all personnel over harmony guidelines.
|Branch/Trade||Personnel over RAF harmony guidelines (%)|
Data derived from statistics for 1 January 2010.
Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what powers the (a) Ministry of Defence Police and (b) Royal Military Police have in respect of responding to criminal and antisocial behaviour involving civilians living in or visiting former Ministry of Defence housing at the Colchester Garrison; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr Robathan: Essex police lead on investigating criminal offences at Colchester garrison as they do across the country. As the Ministry of Defence police have full constabulary powers they can, at the request of Essex police, investigate crimes and antisocial behaviour. The Royal Military Police jurisdiction is limited to offences committed by service personnel.
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much (a) the Royal Air Force, (b) the Royal Navy and (c) the Army spent on recruitment in each of the last five years. 
Mr Robathan: The total recruitment spend for the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy and the Army in each of the last five years is as follows:
Figures for Royal Navy spend can only be provided for the last three years due to difficulties in recalling data from historic records.
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