§ Mr. Bayley
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much money his Department provided in each year since 1990–91 towards staff pay in(a) all the regimental museums in the United Kingdom and (b) the museum of the Royal Dragoon Guards and Prince of Wales's Own Regiment in York. 714W
§ Mr. Soames
My Department currently contributes some £1.68 million in total to the operating costs of some 70 Army regimental and corps museums. The information for previous years is not available in the form requested.
The information requested for the museum of the Royal Dragoon Guards and the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment is as follows:
Financial Year RDG £ PWO £ 1992–93 9,300 8,800 1993–94 11,000 10,000 1994–95 11,000 10,300 1995–96 11,100 10,400 1996–97 (estimate) 12,000 8,900
The figures for the financial year 1990–91 and 1991–92 are not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.