HC Deb 01 July 1966 vol 730 c351W
Mr. Whitaker

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of Great Britain's national budget is spent on defence; and what comparative figures he has through international organisations for other European and Commonwealth countries.

Mr. Healey

In the current financial year 17.6 per cent. of total central Government expenditure in the United Kingdom is being devoted to defence. I have no comparable information regarding foreign Governments.