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Nato Member States: Defence Expenditure Increases

Volume 620: debated on Wednesday 20 December 2000

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asked Her Majesty's Government:In which 11 European member states of NATO defence spending will rise in real terms next year, as reported in the Statement on European defence co-operation (H.L. Deb., 22 November, col. 855); and what will be the rises for each state. [HL11]

For 2001, defence expenditure is expected to increase in real terms in the following European NATO countries. The countries are Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the UK. NATO receives detailed figures for defence expenditure from its member countries. However, in order to respect the confidentiality of nations these figures are not published.