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Procurement Executive

Volume 892: debated on Friday 23 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what will be the cost of running the Ministry of Defence procurement executive during the current financial year; and what will be the value of the goods and services bought by the executive during the same period.

The gross provision in Supply Estimates for the current year for expenditure by the Procurement Executive in operating its headquarters and outstation establishments and on other common services is £252 million. This includes £156 million for the research and development establishments of the Ministry of Defence. The gross provision for extra-mural research and development and for production by contract on behalf of the Procurement Executive's defence and civil customers is £1,740 million.