§ 28. Mr. Hamilton
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what immediate steps he intends to take in view of the economic crisis, to reduce the burden of defence expenditure.
§ Mr. H. Brooke
As the hon. Member will be aware, a review of the defence programme, and its cost, is in progress, and is regarded by the Government as a matter of urgency. I cannot anticipate the outcome of that review.