HC Deb 08 November 1962 vol 666 c1127
5. Mr. Greenwood

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much of every £1 spent by Her Majesty's Government on civil defence goes, respectively, on administration, upkeep of buildings, miscellaneous expenses, and instruction and training of personnel.

The Joint Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. C. M. Woodhouse)

Taking the approved estimates for the defence expenditure of Civil Departments for the current year, of each £1, approximately 4s. 6d. goes on administration, 2s. 5d. on upkeep of buildings and installations, 2d. on miscellaneous expenses, and 4s. 3d. on the instruction and training of personnel.

Mr. Greenwood

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that, if I am correctly informed, the figures for the Home Secretary's own constituency are: administration 6s. 8d., upkeep of buildings 6s. 4d., miscellaneous 2s. and instruction and training 5s.? Would it not be absurd if only 25 per cent. of the expenditure went on instruction and training?

Mr. Woodhouse

The figures naturally vary in different parts of the country. The figures that I have given are for the national average.

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