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Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the total military expenditure for 1974 to 1979
them are given in the table below:
and the anticipated expenditure for 1983 at constant prices; what proportion of this spending goes to the United Kingdom's commitment in NATO; what proportion of this spending is devoted to nuclear weapons; and what proportion is used to service nuclear weapons.
The table below shows defence budget estimates since 1974–75 at constant 1979 survey prices. A defence budget figure for 1983–84 will not be available until the conclusion of the present public expenditure survey:
|Defence Budget Estimates (£M)|