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Departmental Marketing

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent by his Department on advertising in the last 12 months. (243895)

The amount spent is £46.3 million. This figure represents expenditure in 2007-08 on public relations services (including sales marketing and advertising), service and civilian recruitment expenses and expenditure on schools and community relations initiatives. It includes expenditure by the defence agencies, but not by the MOD’s trading funds and Executive non-departmental public bodies, which lie outside the MOD’s accounting boundary.