HC Deb 14 April 1967 vol 744 cc246-7W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the cost in 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66, and 1966–67, respectively, of the Byfleet Operational Analysis Establishment.

Mr. Healey

Figures for 1962–63 are not readily available. The cost in subsequent years of the Defence Operational Analysis organisation, which includes detachments in Germany and Singapore, was:

1963–64 453,000
1964–65 590,000
1965–66 468,000
1966–67 575,000 (estimated)

The higher rate of expenditure in 1964–65, compared with the immediately preceding and following years, was due to the purchase of a computer.