§ Mr. Fatchett
To ask the Secretary of State of Defence if he will set out his Department's expenditure on public relations in 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93 and 1993–94, and planned expenditure in 1994–95.
§ Mr. Soames
The earliest year for which figures are readily available is 1991–92. Figures which relate to expenditure on films, exhibitions, publications, equipment and headquarters staff and operating costs are:
Year £ 1991–92 5,490,000 1992–93 5,520,000 1993–94 5,450,000
The estimated expenditure figure for 1994–95 is £7,305,000 which includes expenditure on WWII commemorations.
Expenditure on public relations outside my Department's HQ is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.