HC Deb 19 December 1989 vol 164 cc137-8W
Mr. Tony Banks

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's recent report "Manpower and Recruiting in the Lean Years of the Nineties".

Mr. Archie Hamilton

An abridged version of the MARILYN report was placed in the Library on 8 June 1989.

Mr. Tony Banks

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what were the amounts spent by his Department on recruitment advertising in the years 1985–86 to 1988–89; and what is estimated for 1989–90 for(a) the Regular Army, (b) the Territorial Army Volunteer Reserve and (c) the Home Service Force.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

Spending on recruitment advertising from 1985–86 to 1988–89 was as follows:

£ million
1985–86 1986–87 1987–88 1988–89 1989–90
Army 3.625 4.547 3.984 4.467 110.093
TAVR 1.811 1.879 24.316 34.264 135.500
Total 5.436 6.426 8.300 8.731 15.593
1 Estimated final outturn.
2 Includes £ 2 million from National Employers Liaison Committee (NELC).
3 Includes £2.1 million from NELC.

Separate figures for the Home Service Force are not available, but would be included in the TAVR figures.