§ Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the expenditure for 12 months to the latest convenient date on television, Press and cinema advertising on recruiting (a) of officers and (b) of other ranks; and what was the total recruiting expenditure for each category.
§ Mr. Wellbeloved
In the financial year 1976–77 expenditure on television and Press advertising associated with recruitment to the Armed Forces totalled750W
§ Mr. Meacher
A case against haematite pig iron from Brazil was opened on 5th August 1977. This was closed on 31st December 1977 after undertakings had been received from the Brazilian exporters.
The cases listed below were announced recently and investigations are proceeding:
basic price scheme for imports of certain steel products;
£3.25 million; there was no expenditure on cinema advertising during the period. Of this, some £1.22 million was spent on advertising for officers and £2.03 million on advertising for Service men and women. During the same period, total expenditure on recruitment was approximately £26 million. It is not possible to identify separately expenditure associated with the recruitment of officers and others.