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Ministerial Corrections

Thursday 16 September 2010

Defence

Military Bases

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many permanent UK military headquarters there are; where each is located; who has
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command at each such headquarters; and what the staff is of each. [8815]

[Official Report, 20 July 2010, Vol. 514, c. 182-84W.]

Letter of correction from Andrew Robathan:

Errors have been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Mid Sussex (Nicholas Soames) on 20 July 2010.

The full answer given was as follows:

Mr Robathan [holding answer 15 July 2010]: There are five permanent military headquarters (HQ) in the UK. Details of the location, who has command and staff employed at each are shown in the following table:

Of which:
Military HQ Location Commanded by Number of staff Military Civilian

Ministry of Defence (MOD)-Head Office

MOD Main Building London

Secretary of State for Defence

2,920

1,070

1,850

Navy-HQ Navy Command

Portsmouth

Commander in Chief Fleet

1,420

863

557

Army-HQ Land Forces

Andover

Commander in Chief Land Forces

2,077

1,075

1,002

RAF-HQ Air Command

High Wycombe

Commander in Chief Air

2,099

1,476

623

Permanent Joint HQ-Operations Joint HQ

Northwood

Chief of Joint Operations

593

476

117


The answer should have been:

Mr Robathan: The information is provided in the following table.

Of which:
Military HQ Location Commanded by Number of staff Military Civilian

Ministry of Defence (MOD)-Head Office

MOD Main Building London

Secretary of State for Defence

2,920

1,070

1,850

Navy-HQ Navy Command

Portsmouth

Commander in Chief Fleet

(1)1,420

863

557

Army-HQ Land Forces

Andover

Commander in Chief Land Forces

1,988

986

1,002

RAF-HQ Air Command

High Wycombe

Commander in Chief Air

(1)1,856

1,233

623

Permanent Joint HQ-Operations Joint HQ

Northwood

Chief of Joint Operations

593

476

117

(1) Figures include staff co-located into the Navy and Air Command HQs, covering a number of functions, particularly in the personnel and training areas.

Wales

Expenditure Reductions: Policing

9. Chris Evans (Islwyn) (Lab/Co-op): What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the effects on front-line policing in Wales of planned expenditure reductions. [13141]

Mr Jones: The question of funding for the police is a matter that will have to await the comprehensive spending review, but I am heartened by the comments of the National Audit Office and the Wales Audit Office about how it should be possible to effect reductions of £1 billion without any effect at all on front-line policing.

[Official Report, 8 September 2010, Vol. 515, c. 310.]

Letter of correction form David Jones:

An error has been identified in the response provided to the hon. Member for Islwyn (Chris Evans) during Welsh oral questions on 8 September 2010.

The Minister intended to refer to a report by the Wales Audit Office, the Audit Commission and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Policing. The Minister did not intend to refer to the National Audit Office in his response.


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