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Free Newspapers

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements are in place for the provision of free newspapers to UK services people serving overseas; whether he has any plans to change these arrangements; and if he will make a statement. (117366)

[holding answer 22 January 2007]: Newspapers are provided free of charge to operational theatres on the basis of one paper per 10 personnel. They are delivered, by the contracted supplier, daily to RAF Brize Norton for onward transmission. There are no plans to change these arrangements.