HC Deb 17 April 1970 vol 799 cc303-4W
Mr. Hooley

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list in the OFFICIAL REPORT aggregate overseas Government military expenditure, expressed at constant 1964 prices, for the years 1964 to 1969, using the figures for military services, military grants and military subscriptions set out in Table 16 of Command Paper No. 4328, and adding thereto the cost across the exchanges of the procurement of military hardware in these years.

Mr. Taverne

Much of the information which my hon. Friend requests is not available, and there are difficult technical problems in adjusting expenditure overseas to constant prices. Some estimates of expenditure overseas on military services have been compiled at 1963 prices, and are shown below.

Military services: debits at 1963 prices:
£ million
1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
266 262 268 240 222 216