§ Mr. Jessel
asked the Secretary of State for Defence which agency has handled Army officer advertising since April 1972; what is the total amount spent on such advertising since April 1972; and how many officers were recruited into the Army in the two years since and in the two years previous to that date.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
Since April 1972 Collett Dickenson and Pearce have handled the Army male officer advertising and David Macauley Advertising has handled advertising for the Women's Royal Army Corps and the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps. The total amount spent on Army officer advertising since April 1972 is £740,300.
Officer recruiting figures, including officers-designate, were as follows:
1st April 1970–31st March 1972 1st April 1972–31st March 1974 Men 1,768 1,572 WRAC 91 87 QARANC 231 242 Total 2,090 1,901