Mass Media: Subscriptions

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 12th September 2014.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the annual cost is of each subscription to (a) magazines and (b) television channels held by his Department.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Information on individual media subscriptions is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

The Ministry Of Defence (MOD) purchases its print and electronic journals through a pan-Government framework contract. Our expenditure against this contract totalled £584,387 (excluding VAT) in financial year 2013-14.

The contract is mainly used for the purchase of academic, technical, medical and trade publications for the MOD colleges, training centres, technical information centres and medical units, including those in operational theatres. A small number of recreational titles are provided for use in personnel recovery centres.

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