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Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many EU programmes in operation in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years his Department has assessed against their objectives. 
Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the amount of the UK's net contribution to the EU budget in each year since 2005 attributable to Northern Ireland. 
Between 7 October 2001 (the start of operations) and 15 October 2009 (the latest date for which casualty information is available) 136 UK troops have been very seriously injured and 154 have been seriously injured.
|Location||Endorsed number (at 26 October 2009)( 1)|
|(1) Rounded to 50.|
(2) On 14 October 2009, my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister, announced an increase in the number of troops deployed on Operation Herrick to 9,500. This new force level will be put into effect once three conditions are met: the Afghan Government demonstrates its commitment to bring forward the Afghan troops to be trained and to fight alongside our forces; UK troops are fully equipped for the operations they are asked to undertake; and that our commitment is part of an agreed approach across the international coalition, with all countries bearing their fair share.
(3) On 15 June 2009, Official Report, column 21, the Prime Minister set out for Parliament, the current number of UK military personnel we expect to remain in Iraq to conduct Navy training and Maritime support after the withdrawal of the bulk of our forces from southern Iraq and Baghdad. The UK/Iraq agreement has been ratified by the Presidency Council, and upon exchange of diplomatic notes between the UK and Iraq Governments, the UK will reinsert up to 100 personnel into Iraq to deliver its mandate.
(4) Numbers at sea in support of Operations Telic and Calash.
(5) In support of UK's mandate in Iraq.
(6) Small scale deployments in support of EU and UN missions, headquarters liaison officers and capacity building activities.
The precise number of personnel in each theatre fluctuates on a daily basis for a variety of reasons, including mid-tour rest and recuperation, temporary absence for training, evacuation for medical reasons, the roulement of forces, visits and a range of other factors. We do not therefore publish actual figures for personnel deployed in theatre.
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what organisations dedicated to service family welfare and support for the (a) Army, (b) Navy and (c) Royal Air Force are supported by his Department; which of the organisations received funding from his Department in each of the last 10 years; and how much funding was provided in each case. 
Mr. Kevan Jones: The information is not held in the format requested and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The Ministry of Defence provides support to service families in many ways, using both internal and external organisations. Where the MOD engages with third sector organisations several funding methods are used, including contracts, grants in aid and both funded and unfunded voluntary work. However, an estimate of the funding provided to the HIVEs, establishments providing information to service families, and the Service Families Federations for the last three years are provided in the following table.
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of overseas units of (a) single living accommodation and (b) service family accommodation are in each condition grade. 
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|SfC||Number of SFA properties||Percentage|
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of UK units of (a) single living accommodation and (b) service family accommodation are in each condition grade. 
Mr. Kevan Jones: A new condition survey of service family accommodation (SFA) properties in England and Wales is currently being undertaken and is due to be completed by April 2010. Of those properties surveyed, at October 2009 the following are at each standard for condition (SfC):
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|Grade||Number of SLA bed-spaces||As a percentage|
Mr. Kevan Jones: Modern Housing Solutions (MHS) is responsible for the repair and maintenance of some 44,000 service family accommodation properties in England and Wales, attending 200,000 response repair jobs each year.
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