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Expenditure Reductions

Volume 895: debated on Monday 7 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether the cut of £110 million announced as part of the Budget is to be a one-off reduction in defence spending or whether it is intended that there shall be a cut of this amount in each year or several years of the defence review period.

The cut of £110 million applies only to the financial year 1976–77.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to have firm proposals available as to the cuts to be made as a result of the further reduction of defence spending by £110 million announced in the Budget.

I have nothing to add to my right hon. Friend's reply to the hon. Gentleman's Question on 30th June.—[Vol. 894, c. 294.]