§ Mr. Grieve
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what has been the total expenditure on defence by Her Majesty's Government since February 1974.
§ Dr. Gilbert:
Appropriation Accounts showing the sums spent on defence are drawn up at the end of each financial year. Total expenditure on the defence budget for the financial years 1974–75 to 1977–78 was £22,455 million.