HC Deb 17 June 1952 vol 502 c78W
11. Viscount Hinchingbrooke

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the actual expenditure on defence, including Ministry of Supply defence expenditure, in the first four months of 1952, compared with the same period last year.

Mr. R. A. Butler

It is not the practice to publish figures of Departmental disbursements for periods of a few months, since their accurate interpretation, in terms of the rate of expenditure over the financial year as a whole, would involve a difficult and laborious process of calculation.