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Ceremonial Duties

Volume 177: debated on Monday 23 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what amount of time (a) the Life Guards, (b) Blues and Royals, (c) the 1 Battalion Grenadier Guards, (d) the 2 Battalion Grenadier Guards, (e) the 1 Battalion Coldstream Guards, (f) the 2 Battalion Coldstream Guards, (g) the 1 Battalion Scots Guards, (h) the 2 Battalion Scots Guards, (f) the Irish Guards and (g) the Welsh Guards have spent on ceremonial duties in each year for the last 10 years.

Disproportionate effort would be required to identify actual periods spent on ceremonial duties by these units for each of the last 10 years.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what communications take place between his Department and the London tourist board regarding the ceremonial duties of the Guards division.

There is regular contact with the London tourist board on the ceremonial duties of the Household Division including the provision of forecasts of events and press releases.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the approximate value of one Guards ceremonial uniform.

The cost of ceremonial uniform varies. For example, the uniform for a guardsman of a foot Guards regiment costs approximately £970 whilst that of a trooper of the Household Cavalry mounted regiment costs about £4,450.