HC Deb 11 December 1956 vol 562 c23W
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.