§ 29. Mr. Goodhart
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will make a further statement about defence cuts.
§ 30. Miss Fookes
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of gross domestic product is spent on defence by the United Kingdom; and what estimate he has of the percentage spent by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
§ Mr. Mulley
It is estimated that, on the NATO definition of defence expenditure, the United Kingdom devoted about 5.1 per cent. of GDP to defence in 1976. For an estimate of a comparable figure for the USSR I refer the hon. Lady to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Macclesfield (Mr. Winterton) on 18th January.