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Departmental Recruitment

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's expenditure on recruitment video filming was in each year since 2003; and where each such video was filmed. (210666)

The costs of armed forces recruitment video filming for each year since 2003-04 was:

£ million

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Naval Service

0.000

0.210

0.034

0.111

0.085

Army

0.034

1.001

2.839

2.444

2.246

RAF

0.594

0.897

0.190

1.186

0.472

Total

0.628

2.108

3.063

3.741

2.803

Location details, where available, broken down by service, are as follows:

Naval ServiceArmyRAF

Cost (£ million)

Location

Cost (£ million)

Location

Cost (£ million)

Location

2003-04

0.000

Not applicable

0.364

UK

0.594

RAF Cottesmore and RAF Halton

2004-05

0.020

UK RN/RM establishments

1.001

UK

0.897

South Africa and UK

0.000

Internal production

0.062

UK RN/RM establishments

0.060

UK RN/RM establishments

0.068

UK RN/RM establishments

2005-06

0.034

UK (for Admiralty Interview Board)

0.639

Wales

0.190

RAF Brize Norton and RAF Leuchars

1.259

UK and Chile

0.941

Canada and Mount Everest

2006-07

0.060

UK RN/RM establishments

1.025

Cyprus

1.186

RAF Cranwell and Afghanistan

0.051

UK RN/RM establishments

0.045

London

0.251

UK

0.278

Various locations (UK and overseas)

0.693

Various locations (UK and overseas)

0.152

Various locations (UK and overseas)

2007-08

0.000

Internal production

0.940

Salisbury

0.472

UK, Cyprus and RAF Honnington

0.052

UK RN/RM establishments

0.347

Wales and Salisbury

0.642

UK

0.033

UK RN/RM establishments plus New York/Dubai/Sydney/Oslo

0.317

Afghanistan/Ghana/Sierra Leone/Iraq/Kosovo/Bosnia

Information regarding MOD civilian recruitment video expenditure could be provided only at disproportionate cost.