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Expenditure

Volume 894: debated on Tuesday 24 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether, in the period covered by the defence review, it is the Government's intention to increase the proportion of the gross national product devoted to defence in the event that the gross national product itself is reduced.

As far as the relationship of defence expenditure to gross national product is concerned, I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Keighley (Mr. Cryer) on 15th April.—[Vol. 890, c. 264.]