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UK Parliamentary Questions reveal a wealth of data, from the quirky to the disturbing, This item reports some of the numbers from May and June 2008 - from the number of pirates arrested at sea by the Royal Navy since World War II to the number of Defence Ministers and officials attending the Beijing Olympics in an official capacity via the cost of MdD websites, via the number of campaign medals issued for Ops Herrick and Telic (Afghanistan and Iraq) to the number of training exercises cancelled last year.

0 Number of pirates arrested at sea by the Royal Navy since the Second World War
4,320 Number of armed forces personnel referred to MoD Regional Rehabilitation Units in 2004-5
7,312 Number of armed forces personnel referred to MoD Regional Rehabilitation Units in 2007-8
14.9 Percentage outflow of RAF fire-fighters last year
1.3m Cost of MoD website design in the last 3 years
39 Number of visits by MoD Ministers to Scotland in last 12 months
3 Number of visits by MoD Ministers to Wales in the last 12 months
180k Amount paid by MoD to Government's Carbon Offsetting Fund in 2006-7
730k MoD cost of translation and interpretation 2007-8
0 Number of humanitarian airdrops in the last 5 years
114,467 Number of Iraq campaign medals issued as of 23 May 2008
52,222 Number of Afghanistan campaign medals issued as of 23 May 2008
1210 Number of trained Army and Royal Marines musicians as of May 2008
1.7bn Cost of nuclear deterrent programme 2007-8
0 Estimated value of MoD wine stores
357 Number of operational helicopters available to all Services
16,070 Number of UK Service personnel deployed overseas 25 June 2008
13,000 Estimated number of Service personnel eligible for MoD's Council Tax relief payment
2 Number of Reaper (Predator B) unmanned aerial vehicles available
665 Number of Services personnel discharged in 2007 following positive results at compulsory drug testing
45,000 Number of service family properties managed by Modern Housing Solutions
7,755 Number of complaints received by Modern Housing Solutions June 2007-May 2008
10.5 Percentage of 722 training exercises cancelled 2007-8
60 Percentage of aircraft carrier procurement sub-contracts (by value) to be competed
16.34 Trained private soldier's annual pay as a percentage of annual pay of 1 star officer as of 1997
17.54 Trained private soldier's annual pay as a percentage of annual pay of 1 star officer as of 2008
1,511 Number of volunteer reservists in all services called out into permanent service as at 31 May 2008
0 Number of Defence Ministers and officials attending the Beijing Olympics in an official capacity

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