HC Deb 19 December 1963 vol 686 c265W
Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Minister of Defence whether, in the light of the reduction in arms expenditure of £240 million a year by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, he will reduce Great Britain's expenditure on armaments.

Mr. Thorneycroft

No. Our defence expenditure is directly related to our defence commitments. These have not ben affectd by the announcement to which the hon. Member refers.

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