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FOI responses published by MOD: week commencing 24 August 2015

Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses published during the week commencing 24 August 2015.


Dismantling of Camp Bastian and disposal of scrap metal

Number of small arms lost in Afghanistan 2002 to 2014

Number of Afghan interpreters relocated to the UK

Number of named operations MOD has supported since 2010

Total cost of Royal Navy operations and training for each of the past 5 years

Attachment: MOD's Twitter accounts

Attachment: MOD art collection expenditure

Attachment: Health study at RSRE: MOD's lines to take

Attachment: Medical assessment for PULHEEMS

Attachment: Procedures for colour perception testing

Attachment: PULHEEMS administrative pamphlet 10

Table of contents from the FMARS contract

Information on the Rendlesham forest incident in 1980

Attachment: Typhoon flying hours data

Attachment: Pfizer locations list

Number of uniformed UK medical staff for 2014

Attachment: CWS Tornado report

New Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2015 (AFPS 15)

Attachment: The Defence Health Record


Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses published during the week commencing 24 August 2015.

Published 27 August 2015
Last updated 21 November 2016 + show all updates
  1. Removed FOI2015/01991 due to incorrect redactions
  2. Added new FOI responses - Selection criteria for the vacancy of LaSER Regional Commandant within the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO), Information on service personnel Absent Without Leave (AWOL) 2014, Information on sexual orientation of recruits to the armed services and the Recruit Trainee Survey (RTS) and Information on senior officers on overseas attachments by service. Also removed FOI2015/05623, FOI2015/00234, FOI00730/2015, FOI00666/2015, FOI2015/05473, FOI2015/04879, FOI201500945/2015 as already published on week commencing 17 August 2015.
  3. Added new FOI responses - Information on number of service personnel that have conducted visits to schools or colleges, Number of full time equivalent staff employed by MOD and guidance for staff on dealing with stress, Eligibility criteria for Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) and the frequency of movement of the claimant's family home and Occasions when service personnel have been placed in Substitute Service Single Accommodation or Substitute Families Accommodation, Number of service personnel who have declared their sexuality on JPA since the introduction of recording sexual orientation was rolled out on 24 November 2014 and Number of military personnel medical records mislaid and MOD policy on handling losses of personal data.
  4. Added new FOI responses - Household staff costs for the 1st Sea Lord, the General Officer Commanding London District and the Chief of the Air Staff and Information on whether there would be civilian military role conversions in the event of a world war 3.
  5. Added new FOI responses - Number of armed forces held at Military Corrective Training Centre (MCTC) and other service custody facilities as at 27 January 2015 and Medical Administration and Technical Instruction (MATI) 31 January 2003 and Standing instructions for the British Forces in Germany.
  6. Added new FOI response - Information on number of individuals who have enlisted with a known diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis since 1 January 2009.
  7. Added new FOI responses - New Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2015 (AFPS 15), Information on Her Majesty's Armed Forces Veterans' Lapel Badge, Number of occassions since 11 May 2010 the MOD Police have confiscated drugs controlled under the UK misuse of drugs act 1971 from members of the armed forces, Information on Cash In Lieu of Council Tax (CILOCT) paid by service personnel serving overseas, The Royal Navy's primary manual for recriting policy and Royal Air Force manual of recruiting and selection and Tri-Service policy on adopting feral animals as unofficial mascots
  8. New FOI responses added - Minutes for the Sep 23 2014 SACMILL meeting, report packs for all SACMILL meetings in 2015 and triennial review carried out on SACMILL in 2013/14, Information on why people with Aspergers Syndrome or autstic spectrum disorder are unable to join the armed forces, Total cost of mental healthcare for military personnel for financial year 2014 to 2015, Information on how anyone experiencing issues accessing treatment beyond the waiting times should pursue the matter through appropriate NHS channels and the difference in occupational standards, The MOD's policy on the use of mefloquine (Lariam) by military aircrew and divers, Number of uniformed UK medical staff for 2014, Organisations responsible for the treatment of Army Reserves with occupational health issues and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, cost benefits analysis for GR4 Collision warning system (CWS).
  9. Added new FOI responses - Number of soldiers injured in Afghanistan and Iraq medically discharged following their injuries 7 October 2001 to 31 March 2014, Information on deployment of Personal Interfaced Hearing Protection (PIHP) on operations and Number of correspondence from constituency MPs to which MOD Ministers have replied, on the subject of medical training techniques using live animals, List of MOD delivery sites to which Pfizer supply medicines, Number of animals by species used in experiments by the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in 2013, Total MOD spend on Modafinil (Provagil) 2005 to January 2015 and number of prescriptions recorded on the Defence Medical Information Capability Programme (DMICP), Type of antimalarial drugs used by the armed forces to prevent cases of malaria, Policy on the use of all antimalarial drugs in line with advice from the Advisory Committee for Malaria Prevention (ACMP) of Public Health England and Information on number of troops prescribed mefloquine hydrochloride (Lariam) prior to deployment.
  10. Added new FOI responses for information on the eligibility criteria for Continuity of Education Allowance, information on armed forces remanded in custody, number of armed forces tested positive for steroid abuse, MOD's policy on steroid abuse.
  11. Added new FOI responses - Information on the Rendlesham forest incident in 1980, Flying hours of RAF Typoon aircraft accumulated in UK, information on numbers of army personnel dishonourably discharged, charged and imprisoned for homosexual offences, rank held by Edward Graham while serving at RAF Gatow before his discharge from the RAF, number of personnel from the navy, army and RAF posted to 39 Squadron at Creech Air Force Base as at 1 May 2014, report produced by INM in June 2014 in response to IMEG recommendations with respect to hearing loss and Information on the minimum colour vision standard for entry at any rank or post for the armed forces.
  12. Added new FOI responses - Information on armed forces visits to state primary schools in Scotland 2010 to 2015 and the subjects under discussion, the number of unexploded ordnances dealt with by the Royal Air Force in Great Britain and Northern Ireland and outside of the UK over the past five Years and number of service personnel tested positive for legal highs or found in possession of legal highs from 2012 to 2015.
  13. Added new FOI responses - Information regarding redundancies and training for RAF Police, commissioned or non-commissioned, information on Advisory Group on Military Medicine (AGoMM), and minutes, agendas, and report packs for meetings of SACMILL produced during 2013 and 2014, the table of contents from the FMARS contract and annual costs for Tornado GR4 and the Paveway IV bomb maintenance and servicing.
  14. Added new FOI response for Information regarding No3 (Squadron Leader to Wing Commander) Combined Selection Board, correspondence held between MOD Ministers and special advisers with the organisers of Glasgow 2014 commonwealth games.
  15. Added FOI response for number of allegations of bullying and harrassment reported including rape, attempted rape and sexual assault each year from 2010 to 2015.
  16. MOD Twitter accounts, MOD art collection, MOD spend on publicity, markerting and promotion, MOD's "lines to take" in response to press reports regarding the death of 25 British scientists, value of MOD's art collection, expenditure for marketing, external communications and press offices including staffing, total expenditure on ministerial cars and furnishings.
  17. Added FOI response about the total cost of Royal Navy Operations and training and the average yearly cost of operating a boat from the 1) Astute, 2) Trafalgar and 3) Vanguard classes.
  18. First published.