§ Mr. Tom Benyon
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the total cost of servants for officer ranks in the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, respectively, in the last completed accounting period.
Particular senior officers, and officers in command appointments, are entitled to a certain amount of domestic assistance, where this is required as a consequence of their official responsibilities for official entertainment and community relations. Records are not maintained separately and costs are not readily available. My noble Friend the Minister of State, Ministry of Defence will therefore write to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.