HC Deb 09 November 1966 vol 735 c288W
68. Mr. Barnett

asked the Secretary of State for Defence, in view of changes forecast in the National Plan, what is his revised estimate of the percentage of gross national product which will be spent on defence in 1970.

Mr. Healey

My right hon. Friend the First Secretary has under examination the prospects for the future growth of the gross national product in the period up to 1970. I cannot therefore at this stage give an estimate of the likely proportion that would be spent on defence in 1970.