§ 72. Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Minister of Defence how the total of defence expenditure for 1959–60 compares in real terms with that envisaged under the rearmament programme of 1950 equivalent to £4,700 million over three years or about £1,570 million a year, taking into account increases in pay, wages, and prices.
§ 73. Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Minister of Defence what percentage of the gross national product is now absorbed by defence; and how this compares with two years ago.