HC Deb 12 October 1976 vol 917 c89W
18. Mr. Kenneth Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what has been the cost of extra recruitment into the Armed Forces of the Crown during the last 12 months in terms of the yearly budget for the Services.

Mr. Wellbeloved

About £24 million was spent on recruitment to the Armed Forces in 1975–76. This amounts to about one half of 1 per cent. of the defence budget.