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Research And Production

Volume 889: debated on Tuesday 25 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what sum is spent on defence research and production; and what proportion this is of the total defence expenditure.

Excluding manpower and certain other costs which are normally attributed to other principal headings of the Defence Budget, figures for expenditure on equipment are in Annex A, Table 3 of the Statement on the Defence Estimates 1975—namely, £1,529 million and 33·6 per cent.