HC Deb 18 February 1963 vol 672 c14W
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.