HC Deb 29 October 1984 vol 65 c851W
Mr. Hayes

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent in 1983–84 on the purchase of newspapers, periodicals, books and other published reading material.

Mr. Butler

The Ministry of Defence spent the sum of £3,732,000 on the purchase of published reading material during the financial year 1983–84.

This sum takes into account the purchase of all HMSO and commercially published newspapers, periodicals, books, British Standards and other serial items.

All published material is supplied to the staff of the Department for official duties and is purchased for MOD HQ branches and libraries, and for the libraries or the staff of Service Units, R&D Establishments, hospitals, schools and training establishments throughout the world.

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