§ Mr. HANNON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total amount expended on fighting services in this country during the financial years 1913–14 and 1924–25, and the total amount expended on similar services by France during the corresponding period; and the percentage relation borne by these amounts to the national revenue of the two countries?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The figures arc as follow:
United Kingdom expenditure on Fighting Services:
1313–14—£77,000,000, or 38 per cent. of total revenue.
1924–25—£117,000,000, or 14.8 per cent. of total revenue.2094W
1913–1,807 million francs, or 36. 8 per cent. of total revenue.
1925–6,178 million francs or 18. 7 per cent. of total revenue.
In considering these percentages account must be taken of the great changes in Budgets since the War, in particular of the large percentage of revenue that is needed for debt charges.