HC Deb 30 January 2002 vol 379 c331W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent by(a) his Department and (b) bodies for which it is responsible on external public relations consultants in each of the last four years. [27400]

Dr. Moonie

This information is not held centrally in the form requested and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

However, since 1999–2000, a breakdown of Ministry of Defence's public relations expenditure has been published in the annual departmental performance report, broken down into categories of Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and civilian recruitment, PR, marketing and business support services, Chief of PR, sales promotion, scholarships and National Employers' Liaison Committee.

Publicity expenditure figures were also published in the 1997–98 departmental performance report but on a slightly different basis.

Copies of these documents are available in the Library of the House.

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