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Dr. Moonie: Representatives of the eight participating nations met on 31 January to discuss the latest position on A400M. We continue to work constructively with our partners on ways to bring the project to fruition as soon as possible. One option is to extend the deadline for Germany to secure its necessary approvals.
Ms Atherton: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 25 January 2002, Official Report, column 1118W, on Nancekuke, what anecdotal evidence he has implying nerve agent production plant built at Nancekuke contained equipment originating from Germany. 
Dr. Moonie: As I indicated in my earlier answer of 25 January 2002, Official Report, column 1118W, there are no surviving records which detail the origin of equipment and materials used at the Chemical Defence Establishment, Nancekuke.
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Mr. Ingram: PPPs cover a wide range of acquisition techniques from major partnering arrangements and PFI to a wide range of smaller scale service contracts. The Ministry of Defence only holds centrally comprehensive records for projects involving PFI.
Special Storage Facilities
Hazardous Stores Information System
Materials Handling Equipment
Training Administration and Financial Management System (TAFMIS)
RAF White Fleet (Support Vehicles)
Defence Helicopter Flying Training School
Tidworth Water and Sewerage
Hawk Aircrew Training Simulator
Electronic Messaging Service (Armymail)
Defence Fixed Telecommunications Services
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Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency
Joint Services Command and Staff College
RAF Lyneham Sewerage
RAF Fylingdales Power Supply
Yeovilton Family Quarters
RAF Cosford/Shawbury Family Quarters
RAF Lossiemouth Family Quarters
Attack Helicopter Training
Light Aircraft Flying Training
Central Scotland Family Quarters
Naval Recruitment and Training Agency Fire Fighter Training
Tornado GR4 Aircrew Simulator Training
Army Foundation College
Defence Intelligence Service Information Technology
Commercial Satellite Communication Service
Tri-Service Materials Handling
Defence Animal Centre
RAF Sentry E3D Aircrew Simulator Training
Lynx Aircrew Simulator Training
Defence Electronic Commerce Service
Main Building Headquarters
Royal Navy Communications Service
Tri-Service White Fleet (Support Vehicles)
Wattisham Family Quarters
Defence Housing Executive Information System
Astute Class Submarine Crew Simulator Training
Bristol, Bath and Portsmouth Family Quarters
Heavy Equipment Transporter
Marine Support to Range and Aircrew Services.
Field Electrical Power Supplies
Roll-on Roll-off Strategic Sealift.
Armoured Vehicle (Synthetic) Training Service
Army Training Estate Strategic Partnering
Devonport Support Services
Flight Simulation and Synthetic Trainers
Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft
Materials Handling Equipment (Follow on)
MOD-wide Water and Wastewater (Project Aquatrine)Package A
Northwood Headquarters Support Services
Records Storage and Management (Hayes PPP Project)
Royal School of Military Engineers
Royal School of Signals
Skynet 5 Satellite Communications
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Air Traffic Control Services
Combined Aerial Target Service
Defence Sixth Form College
Interim Storage of Laid Up Submarines (ISOLUS)
MOD-wide Water and Wastewater (Project Aquatrine) Packages B and C
Pan Defence High Frequency Communications Service.
Mr. Hoon: As stated in the Strategic Defence Review, Supporting Essay Five, the Ministry of Defence owns 21.9 tonnes of highly enriched uranium, 15,000 tonnes of other forms of uranium, and 7.6 tonnes of plutonium.
Dr. Moonie: Cadet recruitment figures are not held in the form requested. It is usual, however, for cadet detachments to recruit about 80 per cent. of their total strength each year. For the south Tyneside detachments this equates to approximately 100 new cadets each year.
Mr. Hawkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what support his Department (a) is giving and (b) will give in future years to the schemes for young offenders run by the Army Cadet Force leadership as Outreach. 
Dr. Moonie [holding answer 4 February 2002]: The Outreach Project is run by the Army Cadet Force Association (ACFA) and aims to provide vulnerable and problem youngsters with the chance to develop a better attitude towards themselves and their communities. The programmes are run through the Army Cadet Force, in partnership with schools, local authorities and the police service, and offer challenging, adventure based activities.
The Ministry of Defence is pleased to support such a worthwhile scheme and since its launch in 1996 we have given the project £114,400 annually. We will continue to provide support in the future. Last year the Home Office committed £60,000 annually to the project for at least the next two years and the Youth Justice Board is also giving the ACFA a one-off grant of £60,000 for facilities support. In addition, Army facilities are made available to the project at no cost.
Mr. Mark Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many local discussion groups were held to gather views and opinions on the proposed changes to the Armed Forces Pension Scheme up to 31 December 2001. 
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Mr. Ingram: The Ministry of Defence held 17 focus groups during the initial research phase of the review. These took place in the south-east of England during November and December 1999 and covered all three services. During the consultation period (March 2001 to end July 2001), discussion groups took place at seven Army units, five Navy units and five RAF units throughout the country. Discussions were also held with ex-service organisations, such as the Confederation of British Service and Ex-Service Organisations (COBSEO), the Forces Pension Society, and the War Widows Association.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if HMS Bulwark will have (a) a full crew complement, (b) full aircraft load, (c) vehicles and (d) a complete set of equipment when she comes into service; and if he will make a statement. 
When she enters service Bulwark will have a complete set of the necessary equipment. She will also have four landing craft utility, four of the smaller landing craft vehicle and personnel and a hippo (the new armoured beach recovery vehicle which is due to enter service in 2003).
Mr. Gray: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contracts he has with Arthur Andersen; when they were placed; how long they have to run; and what is their (a) individual and (b) total value. 
Dr. Moonie: The Ministry of Defence has two current contracts with Arthur Andersen. Contract number DPT/2002 was placed in October 2000 and is due to complete in 2002. Contract number CP(PI)025/1 was placed in January 2002 and is due to complete in January 2006.
In addition, Andersen provides Secretariat support to the Review Board for Government Contracts. There are no plans to terminate this support, as the company provides crucial continuity to a review of the Government Profit Formula that is currently being undertaken by the Treasury.
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