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Defence Estates: Charities

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which insurance firms his Department uses when insuring charity events on departmental property. (168900)

The Ministry of Defence does not purchase insurance policies to cover the risks incurred when charity events are held on departmental property. Such events are not part of the Ministry’s core publicly funded defence business and therefore the charity is required to indemnify the Ministry of Defence against any resulting claims or costs.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who is responsible for obtaining public liability insurance when charity events are held on his Department’s property. (170838)

Charity events are not part of the Ministry of Defence’s core publicly funded defence business. The charity is therefore required to indemnify the Ministry against any resulting claims and is responsible for obtaining public liability insurance.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much Defence Estates Operation South has charged charity events for (a) a defence estates licences, (b) defence estates licence preparation costs and (c) defence estates licences VAT costs in the last two years. (170839)

It is not possible to separately identify charges for charity events from other events without incurring disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which official in Defence Estates Operation South has the authority to waive defence estates licence fees; and what the limits in size of fee are that can be waived. (170840)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much Defence Estates (Warminster) has billed in liability charges for events held on his Department's property since April 2005. (170847)

It is not possible to separately identify liability charges billed by Defence Estates (Warminster) from other charges for events without incurring disproportionate cost.