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The following table details moves at SCS Pay Band 2 and above, using names where consent was received under the Transparency agenda from individuals and roles where it was not, and salary details as published in departmental transparency data within £5,000 bands. It also provides details of the nature of the move:
|Pay Band 2 and above-details of SCS movements from may 2010 to January 2011|
|Name of post||Pay band||Former incumbent||Reason for change||Salary band (£)||New incumbent||Method of filling post||Salary band (£)|
Minister (Defence Material) British Defence Staff Washington
Stephen Gilbert: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what overseas visits he undertook in the last six months; what the (a) country and place visited, (b) date, (c) meetings attended during the visit, (d) names of other individuals attending such meetings and (e) purpose of each meeting was in each case; and if he will make a statement. 
Dr Fox: The information is being collated. I will write to the hon. Member as soon as it is available.
Hywel Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will assess the likely effect of the conclusions of the Redfern Inquiry into examination of tissue from nuclear industry workers on his Department's policy on nuclear test veterans. 
Mr Robathan [holding answer 1 February 2011]: The Redfern Inquiry Report makes clear that the Atomic Weapons Establishment and the Ministry of Defence's involvement in these cases is believed to have been very limited, and, in most cases, was primarily to arrange for analysis of tissue samples at the request of individual coroners. It is our view that the findings of the Inquiry are not relevant to broader policy on nuclear test veterans, as the findings relate solely to the analysis of tissue samples from up to 15 individuals compared to some 28,000 that took part in the tests. The Redfern Report does not record any of the analyses as being productive in determining the cause of death. We do not believe that there are any wider conclusions that can be drawn that would be relevant to the nuclear test veterans' situation as a group or to any individual appeals currently before the War Pensions Tribunal.
Dr Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what ability the armed forces will retain to re-take the Falkland Islands in the event of their occupation during the next 10 years. 
Nick Harvey: I refer the hon. Member to the Secretary of State for Defence's comments during debates in the House on 2 November 2010, Official Report, column 787, and 4 November 2010, Official Report, columns 1071-72. We maintain robust contingency plans for times of crisis which would draw on a range of capabilities that may be appropriate for such an operation. However, I am not prepared to go into detail.
Roger Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people living in (a) Brecon and Radnorshire constituency, (b) Wales and (c) the UK are in receipt of (i) a War Pension and (ii) payments from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. 
Mr Robathan: The War Pension scheme (WPS) provides no fault compensation to former service personnel and their dependants for illness, injury or death as a result of service from the start of the first world war in 1914 up until 5 April 2005.
As at 30 September 2010, 265 individuals in the parliamentary constituency of Brecon and Radnorshire, 9,895 individuals in Wales and 162,575 individuals in the UK were receiving an ongoing pension under the WPS.
The Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation scheme (AFCS) was introduced on 6 April 2005 to provide compensation to service personnel and their dependants for illness, injury or death as a result of service from this date.
As at 30 September 2010, fewer than five individuals in the parliamentary constituency of Brecon and Radnorshire, 35 individuals in Wales and 485 individuals in the UK were receiving either guaranteed income payments (GIP) or survivor's guaranteed income payments (SGIP) under the AFCS.
1. Guaranteed income payment (GIP)-regular payment to service person to provide a continuous income stream.
2. Survivor's guaranteed income payment (SGIP)-regular payment to surviving dependant(s) to provide continuous financial support.
3. All figures have rounded to the nearest five.