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Defence Expenditure (Nato)

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence to what extent military assistance programmes to Allies are included in the defence budgets of NATO members; and what proportion of each member's 3 per cent. agreed increase in defence expenditure is accounted for by such programmes.

All expenditure on military aid is included within the NATO definition of defence expenditure. Information is not, however, available on the amount included on this account by each member