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Recruitment

Volume 21: debated on Tuesday 6 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many people were recruited in the Armed Services from Wales in 1980–81 and 1981–82, respectively; and how many were recruited in each recruiting centre in 1980–81 and 1981–82, respectively.

The information requested is as follows:

Service and Location1980–811 April 1981 to 28 February 1982
Royal Navy/Royal Marines
Cardiff16976
Swansea14961
Wrexham17793
Total495230
Army
Cardiff660298
Swansea276158
Wrexham270199
Total1,206655
Royal Air Force
Bangor13149
Cardiff16852
Newport11433
Swansea16137
Wrexham13555
Total709226
Grand Total2,4101,111

Notes:

1. These numbers exclude officer recruitment and all recruitment to QARNNS.

2. Army numbers are recruited against main career information offices. Numbers at Cardiff include entrants who made original application at Pontypridd, Newport and Merthyr Tydfil. Swansea numbers include Bangor and Rhyl.

3. These figures do not include people living in Wales who were recruited through CIOs elsewhere in the United Kingdom.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the total expenditure on recruitment advertising in (a) the press, (b) radio and television and (c) other media

1980–81 (actual outturn)1981–82 (estimated outturn)1982–83 (estimate)
United Kingdom £ millionWales £ millionUnited Kingdom £ millionWales £ millionUnited Kingdom £ millionWales £ million
Press5·505·0233·306·0144·106·008
Radio/TV·665Nil·035NilNilNil
Other Media·074·005·185·008·138·010
Total6·244·0283·526·0224·244·018

Notes:

1. Publicity costs for cadet forces are excluded from the above table.

2. United Kingdom figures include national advertising which will be seen in all areas; figures for Wales refer specifically to advertising campaigns mounted only in Wales—for example, in local newspapers.