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Hydrographic Office

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of the UK Hydrographic Office’s budget was spent on (a) travel expenses and (b) marketing events and publications in 2006-07. (170842)

During financial year 2006-07, the percentage of the total gross operating costs, excluding interest, of the UK Hydrographic Office trading fund (i.e. excluding its non-public sector subsidiaries), was:

2.49 per cent. for travel and subsistence expenses;

and

1.26 per cent. on marketing events and publications.

For the purpose of this reply it has been assumed that publications relate to promotional materials, as opposed to the cost of navigational publications produced by the UK Hydrographic Office for sale.