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Defence: Inflation Index

Volume 495: debated on Wednesday 1 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress his Department has made in establishing a defence-specific inflation index. (283300)

The programme of work is on course and in April 2010, as notified to the HCDC over scrutiny of the 2006-07 annual report and accounts, the MOD will publish estimates of defence inflation for financial years 2006-07 through to 2008-09. For financial year 2009-10 a provisional estimate of defence inflation will be produced in September 2010.