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Mr. Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the grant in aid for the (a) Royal Navy Sports Board, (b) Army Sports Board, (c) Royal Air Force Sports Board, (d) Association of Royal Navy/Royal Marine Families and (e) Army Families Federation was for financial years 199798 to 200304. 
|Royal Navy Sports Board||62||84||108||149||25||96||258|
|Army Sports Board||315||259||263||264||316||306||317|
|Royal Air Force Sports Board||104||15||42||70||139||99||122|
|Association of Royal Navy|
Royal Marine Families
|Army Families Federation||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Mr. Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the official engagements that he has undertaken in the UK in the last three months on which he has been accompanied by the local hon. Member; and what the costs were of each visit. 
It was necessary to use a Royal Navy Jetstream aircraft to transport the Secretary of State plus officials, at a cost of £1,153, as road or rail travel did not allow time to complete morning engagements in London, as well as to undertake this programme.
Mrs. Dunwoody: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's expenditure on naval navigational aids was in each of the last 10 years for (a) Northern Ireland, (b) England and Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) each military port in the UK. 
Mrs. Dunwoody: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what research he has conducted into the provision of naval navigational aids for (a) military ports and (b) other Ministry of Defence maritime installations in the UK. 
Mrs. Dunwoody: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received from (a) other Government Departments and (b) Trinity House regarding the provision of naval navigational aids by providers other than his Department; 
(3) if he will make a statement on the result of the assessment phase undertaken for the long term public-private partnership/private finance initiative acquisition programme for the future provision of marine services. 
Mr. Ingram: I refer the right hon. Member to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross (John Thurso) on 16 November 2004, Official Report, column 1288W. Since then, the two UK registered bidders have each submitted two proposals; one for the complete scope of work and one incorporating, as a partner, the MOD's royal maritime auxiliary service who, together with Serco Denholm, are responsible for the current services through a Government owned-contractor operated arrangement. On current plans, a preferred bidder will be announced by the end of the year.
Mrs. Dunwoody: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the value for money of the present arrangements for provision of navigational aids at naval installations. 
Mr. Ingram: I refer to hon. Member to the answers I gave today on OD arrangements for the provision of navigational aids were last tested in 2001, following the submission of a proposal from another Government Department. The scope of the present arrangements has been included in the Statement of Requirement for the PPP/PFI acquisition programme competition that is currently being carried out for the future provision of marine services and will form the benchmark against which the value for money of the four proposals will be assessed.
Mr. George Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the (a) newspapers and (b) periodicals taken by his Department in each year since 1997; and how much the Department spent on each in each year. 
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions took place between the military authorities in the UK and their counterparts in (a) Russia, (b) France and (c) China before the military action in Iraq of 2003 concerning the interruption of the Oil for Food programme. 
Mr. Hoon: We have been unable to locate any records that indicate discussions concerning the interruption of the Oil for Food programme took place between the military authorities in the UK and their counterparts in Russia, France and China before the military action in Iraq of 2003.
Mr. Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the projects being undertaken by his Department in respect of which information cannot be given in answer to parliamentary questions as a result of commercial confidentiality. 
Mr. Ingram: In respect of parliamentary question 204945 my hon. Friend, the Under-Secretary of State for Defence (Mr. Caplin) replied to the hon. Member on 1 March 2005, Official Report, column 1144W, and on 3 March 2005, Official Report, column 1342W, in respect of parliamentary question 204944.
Mr. Keetch: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will reply to question reference (a) 217452 tabled on 18 February and (b) (i) 201842, (ii) 201845 and (iii) 201832 tabled on 30 November 2004 by the hon. Member for Hereford. 
Mr. Gerald Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will answer questions reference (a) 219028, (b) 219029, (c) 219030, (d) 219031, (e) 219032, (f) 219033 and (g) 219034 tabled on 24 February. 
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to reply to the question tabled by the hon. Member for the Isle of Wight for answer on 21 March 2005, reference 222937. 
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