HC Deb 02 December 1980 vol 995 c76W
20. Mr. Dobson

asked the Secretary of State for Defence why his Department and the three Armed Services spend over £3 million on press and public relations.

Mr. Pym

The Services perform a wide variety of essential tasks for the nation. To aid public understanding, at national and local levels, of the range of their responsibilities, I judge it right to spend a very small fraction of the defence budget on press and public relations.