HC Deb 01 March 1967 vol 742 c89W
43. Mr. Chichester-Clark

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of contracts for each of the three Services is placed in development areas and Northern Ireland, respectively.

Mr. Mason

Of the contracts placed during the last three years by the Ministry of Defence, and by the Ministry of Aviation on its behalf, 12 per cent. by value have gone to development areas and 1 per cent. to Northern Ireland. I regret that separate figures cannot be given for each of the three Services.