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MoD spends 40k on Playstations
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Nearly 300,000 has been spent in three years on televisions and games consoles for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.

MPs were told that, since 2005, the Ministry of Defence had spent nearly 260,000 on TV sets and more than 38,000 on Sony Playstations.

Junior minister Derek Twigg revealed the figures in a parliamentary answer.

In 2005 the MoD was criticised for spending 348,000 on 134 flat screen televisions for use in its London HQ.




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