HC Deb 25 May 1938 vol 336 cc1188-9
19. Mr. Day

asked the Prime Minister whether he will give particulars of any reports he has received with reference to the annual or gross amounts being spent by Germany on armaments; and has he any information which he can give as to the manner in which Germany is financing this programme?

Mr. Butler

For some years past no figures have been published regarding German expenditure on armaments, and I am not, therefore, in a position to give any particulars on this subject.

Mr. Day

Can the hon. Gentleman say whether his reports show that this expenditure is met by internal borrowings or by subsidies on exports?

Mr. Butler

I understand that, so far as the programme is not financed out of revenue, the expenditure is met by bills.

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