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Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost was of (a) Services Sound and Vision Corporation and (b) its subsidiary British Forces Broadcasting Service in each of the last six years. (85019)

The Ministry of Defence has a number of contracts with the Services Sound and Vision Corporation (SSVC), which provide services to the armed forces ranging from the broadcasting of British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) Television overseas to operating the British Defence Film Library (BDFL). BFBS is the designation of some of the services operated on behalf of the MOD by SSVC.

Costs (£ million)

2000-01

17.86

2001-02

21.10

2002-03

25.16

2003-04

27.17

2004-05

28.48

2005-06

31.04