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Mr. Leech: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) average and (b) highest non-consolidated performance related payment in cash terms was for senior civil servants in his Department, in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: Average and highest non-consolidated performance related payments made to senior civil servants in the Ministry of Defence over the last five years are provided in the following tables.
|Permanent senior civil servants|
|(1) Payment of £22,500 was available this year but not awarded.|
|Senior fixed term appointees|
Bill Rammell [holding answer 25 January 2010]: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him by my hon. Friend the Minister for Veterans on 21 January 2010, Official Report, column 439W. The Ministry of Defence continues to take an active role in the UK response, and will provide further assistance where possible if required.
Adam Price: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much public funding has been awarded for the rehabilitation work of Help for Heroes (a) in total and (b) in Wales in each of the last five years. 
Willie Rennie: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding his Department has provided for the rehabilitation work of Help for Heroes in Scotland in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Kevan Jones [holding answer 25 January 2010]: Help for Heroes is a service charity which was established in 2007 and which raises funds to support wounded members of the armed forces in a range of different ways. As such it receives no public funding from the MOD. Help for Heroes naturally works closely with my Department on the projects that it chooses to support, but decisions on what those projects should be are a matter for the charity. We are enormously grateful for the major contributions that it is making to the welfare of our service personnel across the country. They include a grant of £8 million to support the building of a new swimming pool and gym complex at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court, Surrey, and financial support for the delivery, in partnership with the MOD, of a Pathfinder Army Recovery Centre in Edinburgh.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what recent discussions or correspondence he has had with representatives of Scottish Water on the security fences around Milngavie reservoir; 
Mr. Kevan Jones [holding answer 11 January 2010]: This is a devolved matter and is the responsibility of Scottish Ministers, as the Milngavie reservoir is not an MOD site. On this occasion, the MOD's general advisory guidelines on fencing for sites were provided on request to Scottish Water.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he expects Ministry of Defence Police Agency staff to be withdrawn from RAF Welford; and which organisation will assume responsibility for its security thereafter. 
Mr. Kevan Jones: The MOD police will not be withdrawn from RAF Welford until I am satisfied that other security measures at the base are suitable and appropriate, and do not compromise the overall security of the site. The security duties will then pass to the MOD Guard Service, whose complement will be increased.
Mr. Kevan Jones: External recruitment into the Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency (MDPGA) has not ended. But, it has been largely suspended for now, pending completion of current reviews of physical security requirement and mindful of other more pressing defence priorities. Some limited recruitment to meet specific operational requirements will be allowed and the Ministry of Defence will continue to place a high importance on the safety and security of their people, infrastructure and assets.
Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much was spent under each budgetary heading on running the Navy buildings in Greenock in each of the last five financial years; and what the equivalent budget is for 2009-10; 
Mr. Kevan Jones: Details of the expenditure for running the Royal Navy Buildings Greenock over the last five complete financial years, broken down by budgetary heading, are provided in the following table:
|(1) Includes electricity, gas, water, oil and waste.|
(2) Includes cash in lieu of rations-provisions to personnel in the absence of service facilities or food supply.
Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the current estimated value is of the Navy buildings in Greenock; and how much is planned to be spent on redeveloping those buildings. 
Mr. Kevan Jones: Details of all Ministry of Defence holdings over £1 million, together with their latest asset valuations can be found in chapter seven of the National Asset Register, on HM Treasury's website at:
There are no plans to redevelop the Navy buildings in Greenock and only essential maintenance work will be undertaken in the future. Recent estimates of through-life costs required to maintain their material state, suggest
that the continued retention of the buildings may not represent best value for money. We are, therefore, looking at options for their future. No decisions will, however, be taken until stakeholders, lodger units and trades unions have been consulted.
Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) civilian staff and (b) members of the armed forces were employed at the Navy buildings in Greenock in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Kevan Jones: The following table provides the number of Ministry of Defence personnel employed at the Royal Navy buildings Greenock over the last five years. Not included are personnel attached to the Royal Navy Reserves and Royal Marines Reserves who regularly use the buildings but are not employed there, nor staff employed by non-MOD lodger units, such as the Department for Transport's Maritime Coastguard Agency:
|(1) Numbers are rounded to the nearest five.|
(2) Civilian figures do not include any staff not directly employed by MOD.
(3) Armed forces includes all regular trained and untrained personnel and excludes all full-time and mobilised reservists.
(4) Denotes rounded to zero.
Mr. Kevan Jones: Details of all Ministry of Defence holdings over £1 million, together with their latest asset valuations can be found in Chapter Seven of the National Asset Register, on HM Treasury's website:
David Cairns: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent under each budgetary heading on running RAF Kinloss in Moray in each of the last five financial years; and what the equivalent budget is for 2009-10. 
Mr. Kevan Jones: The direct operating costs for RAF Kinloss since financial year 2004-05 are included in the following table, together with the equivalent budgetary allocation for financial year 2009-10. Figures have been rounded to the nearest £100,000.
|2004-05 (Actual)||2005-06 (Actual)||2006-07 (Actual)||2007-08 (Actual)||2008-09 (Actual)||2009-10 (Budget)|
|(1) Total excludes indirect operating costs such as depreciation and aircraft maintenance contracts for Nimrod aircraft.|
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