Armed Forces: Footwear
Pete Wishart (Chief Whip; Perth and North Perthshire, Scottish National Party)
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the monthly expenditure on footwear for members of the armed forces was in (a) 1999 and (b) 2006; and if he will make a statement.
Adam Ingram (Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence; East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow, Labour)
The current five-year enabling arrangement for supplying footwear to the armed forces was awarded in 2004. The estimated value of the contract is between £8 million and £9 million per year.
The information prior to 2004 is not held centrally and could be provided at only disproportionate cost.