§ Mr. Paterson
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when he expects the training facilities for Apache helicopter pilots to be available; 
(2) for what reasons training equipment is not available to train Apache helicopter pilots; 
(3) when he expects there to be sufficient trained helicopter pilots available to enable the helicopters at RAF Shawbury to be put into front line service. 
§ Mr. Ingram
Training facilities for Apache helicopter pilots are already available and being utilised. The Army expects to achieve Initial Operating Capability in August 2004 and a task force capability based on nine Regiment Army Air Corps during spring 2005. The numbers of aircraft in storage will diminish progressively from mid 2004 through to autumn 2005.