§ Mr. Cockeram
asked the Minister of State for Defence what was the total expenditure on weather forecasts for 1969–70 and 1970–71.
§ Mr. Lambton
The gross cost of those Meteorological Office headquarters branches and outstation offices engaged in providing weather forecasts for the Royal Air Force, the Army, civil aviation and the general public (including public utilities, industry, etc.) was about £9 million in 1969–70, and about £9.4 million in 1970–71.