HC Deb 13 May 1952 vol 500 c101W
92. Sir W. Wakefield

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the amounts of the additional expenditure in 1950–51, 1951–52, on production and research in connection with the re-armament programme; and what is the estimated amount of such expenditure for the year 1952–53.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Expenditure on defence production and research was £196 million in 1949–50. It rose to £260 million in 1950–51, £400 million in 1951–52, and is estimated at £652 million in 1952–53.

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