§ Mr. P. Noel-Baker
asked the Minister of Defence what sum of money has been spent on military research and development by Her Majesty's Government during the financial year 1962–63.
§ Mr. Thorneycroft
It is not possible at this stage in the financial year to give an answer in terms of actual expenditure such as that which I gave the right hon. Member on 23rd January in respect of 1961–62; but the Estimates for 1962–63 indicate some increase in expenditure compared with the previous year.