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The increase in the number of overpayments in April was due primarily to transitional data errors from the Army legacy systems where elements were not picked up as expected by the JPA system. Records were corrected in time for the May payroll.
In August 35,553 incorrect payments of £3.00 were made to the discontinued RN and Royal Marines Dependants Fund. The error has been corrected and the money will be re-credited to pay accounts in October.
Mr. Roger Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made on the full implementation of the Joint Personnel Administration project; and if he will make a statement. 
The Joint Personnel Administration (JPA) system is one of the most complex business change projects in either the private or public sector. It has been successfully rolled-out on time to all three
Services; to the RAF from April 2006; to the RN from October 2006; and to the Army from March 2007.
Since the initial roll-out of JPA to the RAF much has been achieved to improve the quality of the service being provided and to address problems. Personnel are more familiar with the new system and the business processes that it supports. But we are still in a transitional phase and there will be a further period of bedding down which is bound to highlight the need for further business process, technical and training changes.
JPA now provides a stable, modern platform to support our Services. However, like all major change programmes of this complexity it will take a period of further refinement in order to exploit its full potential. I remain fully committed to delivering an excellent pay and personnel administration service to our armed forces.
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These figures include those armoured vehicles used for training and undergoing in depth maintenance. Not included are those vehicles considered protected such as the MASTIFF protected patrol vehicles.
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|(1) Figures for JanuaryOctober 2007.|
(2) Financial year 2006-07.
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many of the ordered 140 Mastiff vehicles announced during the Prime Ministers statement on Iraq of 8 October 2007, Official Report, columns 21-38, will be sent to (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan; and by what date in each case; 
(2) from which budget funding will be provided for the 140 additional Mastiff vehicles announced by the Prime Minister in his statement on Iraq update of 8 October 2007, Official Report, columns 21-38. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: As I said during the procurement debate in the House on 9 October, the Defence budget will be funding the procurement of additional Mastiff vehicles. Although delivery schedules have not yet been confirmed, we anticipate that they will be deployed on operations within the next 18 months. The allocation of these vehicles to Iraq, Afghanistan and the UK based training fleet will be a matter for commanders.
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The future role of RNAS Yeovilton is currently being considered as part of Programme Belvedere, which was announced in 2006 and set up to conduct a study into the long term requirements for Joint Helicopter Commands helicopter bases in the UK, originally part of the MOD review of Defence Airfields.
Programme Belvederes review is ongoing; consequently, no decisions have yet been taken on the future role of any of the bases included in the review. Once the programme has reached its conclusions, a ministerial announcement will be made. This is not expected before early 2009.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many seizures of illicit drugs have taken place at HMP Peterborough in each month since May 2005; and if he will make a statement. 
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