HC Deb 06 February 1969 vol 777 c162W
Q14. Mr. Sheldon

asked the Prime Minister which Minister is responsible for expenditure on military defence other than expenditure on the defence budget.

The Prime Minister

Such expenditure contains none of the substantive costs of the defence programme and several Ministers are responsible for its various parts. For example, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs is responsible for military aid.