§ Mr. John Spellar
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what was the cost of the MOD private finance unit in the last year; and how many staff are employed in the unit. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
It is expected that the cost of the MOD private finance unit will be about £240,000 in 1995–96. Seven staff are employed in the unit: five civil servants and two private sector appointees.