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Armed Forces: Finance

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the change in the budget of the armed forces in (a) cash, (b) real and (c) percentage terms will be in (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10, (iii) 2010-11 over the preceding year in each case; and if he will make a statement. (200274)

The defence budget over the years 2007-08 to 2010-11 can be found in the 2004 spending review (CM6237) and the 2007 pre-Budget report and comprehensive spending review (CM7227) White Papers. These figures can be converted to real terms using the GDP deflator, available on HM Treasury’s website.