HC Deb 22 November 1977 vol 939 c628W
Mr. John Ellis

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what has been the annual expenditure on the Meteorological Office for the last five years.

Mr. Wellbeloved

The estimated net expenditure attributed to the Meteorological Office from Defence Votes for the financial years 1972–73 to 1976–77 was:

£ million
1972–73 11
1973–74 12.1
1974–75 14.0
1975–76 19.7
1976–77 20.8

Allowing for pay and prices increases over the period there has been little change in real terms.

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