HC Deb 25 November 1974 vol 882 c29W
50. Mr. Spriggs

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of the gross national product is allocated for defence purposes by the United Kingdom and her European allies, respectively, at the latest convenient date for which information is available.

Mr. Mason

The figures for 1973 on the NATO definition of defence expenditure are 5.7 per cent, for the United Kingdom and an estimated average of 4.2 per cent, for our NATO European allies.

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