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Defence: Expenditure

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much (a) expenditure and (b) near cash expenditure there was on defence (i) including and (ii) excluding military operations in each year since 1997. (305040)

The MOD’s total expenditure (outturn) in near cash and non cash, including and excluding the cost of all military operations charged to RfR 2, for each year since 2001-02 is provided as follows.

£000

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Total MOD outturn

Near cash

24,511,054

26,930,775

27,795,583

28,876,022

29,635,000

31,245,735

31,820,049

35,568,736

Non cash

13,483,254

21,180,812

12,734,259

10,233,569

11,664,951

9,943,505

11,723,214

10,080,378

Total

37,994,308

48,111,587

40,529,842

39,109,591

41,299,951

41,189,240

43,543,263

45,649,114

Less military operations

Near cash

550,597

1,381,971

1,349,132

1,039,093

1,201,921

1,731,368

2,744,977

3,696,650

Non cash

35,488

54,148

144,298

72,930

65,170

65,250

286,938

394,554

Total

586,085

1,436,119

1,493,430

1,112,023

1,267,091

1,796,618

3,031,915

4,091,204

Net MOD outturn

Near cash

23,960,457

25,548,804

26,446,451

27,836,929

28,433,079

29,514,367

29,075,072

31,872.086

Non cash

13,447,766

21,126,664

12,589,961

10,160,639

11,599,781

9,878,255

11,436,276

9,685,824

Total

37,408,223

46,675,468

39,036,412

37,997,568

40,032,860

39,392,622

40,511,348

41,557,910

The Department did not produce full accounts until the introduction of Resource Accounting and Budgeting for the financial year 2001-02. Prior to this, the Department’s outturn was reported in the end of year “Appropriations Accounts and Estimates Reports”, copies of which can be found in the Library of the House. Appropriations Accounts do not, however, separately identify the cost of operations or the costs of the security and intelligence services. This information is not held centrally.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of gross domestic product was spent on defence (a) including and (b) excluding the cost of military operations in each year since 2007-08. (305105)

The requested information is provided in the following table.

2007-08

2008-09

National GDP1 (£000)

1,417,797,000

1,435,006,000

Total MOD outturn (£000)

43,543,263

45,649,114

Percentage of GDP

3.07

3.18

Net MOD outturn less military operations (£000)

40,511,348

41,557,910

Percentage of GDP

2.86

2.90

1 GDP figures based on those published by HM Treasury.

The Outturn figures for 2009-10 will be published in the annual report in July 2010.