Departmental Advertising

Defence written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Jeremy Browne Jeremy Browne Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of his Department's expenditure was on advertising in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Derek Twigg Derek Twigg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans)

Details of all departmental expenditure on advertising cannot be provided for all the years sought or in the format requested because the information is not held centrally and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

The combined departmental costs on armed forces recruitment advertising and veterans awareness advertising since financial year 2003-04 were as follows:

Financial year £ million Percentage of defence expenditure
2003-04 16.648 0.05
2004-05 26.195 0.08
2005-06 29.256 0.09
2006-07 32.483 0.10

Civilian staff are recruited locally; the information is not held centrally and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

It should be noted that the above figures take no account of departmental marketing costs.

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