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Armed Forces: Correspondence

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 28th February 2017.

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Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan Conservative, Berwick-upon-Tweed

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was to his Department of its e-bluey contract in each of the last 10 years; and how many e-blueys were sent in each of those years.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The number of e-blueys sent in each of the last 10 years is set out below.

Calendar Year

Number of e-blueys

2007

1,227,452

2008

986,473

2009

978,890

2010

971,285

2011

952,696

2012

832,035

2013

643,959

2014

173,622

2015

42,329

2016

36,279

Because we are working on a number of possible options to improve welfare connectivity on deployed operations, the cost of the current contract with SuperLetter.com is commercially sensitive.

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