HC Deb 03 March 1936 vol 309 cc1211-2W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the aggregate expenditure on the Army, Navy, Air Force and Ministry of Pensions since 1919?


The following figures give the aggregate net expenditure from the Votes of the Defence Departments and the Ministry of Pensions for the years 1920 to 1934, both inclusive. The figures are based on those given in the annual Appropriation Accounts, with the exception of those for the Defence Departments for the year 1934, which are taken from Estimate.

Effective Expenditure.
£ £
Navy 759,792,000
Army 673,715,000
Air 230,875,000
Total 1,664,382,000
Non-Effective Expenditure.
£ £
Navy 127,944,500
Army 121,992,000
Air 2,876,500
Total 252,813,000
Ministry of Pensions 960,163,000
Grand Total for 15 years 1920 to 1934, both inclusive. 2,877,358,000