HC Deb 30 June 1933 vol 279 cc1807-8W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the total expenditure for the years 1931 and 1932, respectively, separately in each case, on the Army, Navy and Air Force?


The net expenditure on services provided for on Navy, Army and Air Votes, 1931, was as follows:

Navy Votes 51,083,031
Army Votes 38,623,757
Air Votes 17,873,602

The Appropriation Accounts for 1932 are not yet available. The net expenditure provided for in 1932 Estimates was:

Navy Estimates 50,476,300
Army Estimates 36,488,000
Air Estimates 17,400,000

It will, of course, be remembered that these figures include expenditure other than that on the forces themselves, such as pensions for retired officers and men, civil aviation, etc.