§ 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.