§ 20. Mr. Sumberg
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what provision his Department makes for explaining Her Majesty's Government's defence policy to the public.
§ Mr. Ian Stewart
The Ministry of Defence's provison for explaining Government defence policy to the public includes the annual publication, to accompany the defence estimates, of a White Paper and booklet on British defence policy. We also produce booklets, leaflets and videos for public distribution explaining aspects of our defence policy, as well as sponsoring presentation teams, which give public briefings, and a touring exhibition on Britain and NATO. In addition, we give regular briefings on defence matters to journalists, academics and other interested parties.