§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on the franking of mail by the Post Office advertising the Alder-shot Army display as the greatest free show in the country; and if the public will be allowed to all displays and exhibitions held at Aldershot on the advertised dates of the last Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
A franked advertisement for the Aldershot Army display appeared for two-week periods on mail posted in three centres, Reading, Brighton and 785W Birmingham, at a cost to the Ministry of Defence of £161. The Aldershot Army display is a very popular, biennial event which attracts crowds in excess of 300,000 and is very helpful to recruiting. This year it will be held on Friday 27, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 June.