HC Deb 24 March 1976 vol 908 cc206-7W
Mr. Nott

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Woking (Mr. Onslow) in columns 763–4 of the Official Report of 5th March 1976, he will publish estimates of the level of defence expenditure projected from 1973–74 onwards in Command Paper No. 5519. revalued at 1975 survey prices, and separate estimates of the reductions in defence expenditure announced in April 1975 and February 1976 at 1975 survey prices; whether there are any policies in the defence areas for which financial provision is currently being made by claims on the contingency reserve; and, if so, what they are.

Mr. Mason

The Command 5519 figures for the defence budget revalued to 1975 survey prices and adjusted in accordance with Command 5879, page 17, paragraph 5, are the same as those given to the hon. Member for Woking (Mr. Onslow) on 5th March 1976.—[Vol. 906, c. 763–4.] That reply also listed the reductions made in April 1975 and February 1976. The full cost of the defence programme is provided for in Table 2.1 of Command 6393.

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