§ Mr. Hodgson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the net and gross expenditure on home defence, broken down by categories, in 1976–77.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
Home defence expenditure for Great Britain in 1976–77 was as follows:
£ million (a)Home Departments' staff and United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation 4.7 (b) Wartime regional government and broadcasting 2.4 (c) Grants for local and central planning and training 3.0 (d) Emergency oil and port facilities and other essential services 9.7 (e) Stock piles of food and equipment, and storage 6.0 Gross total 25.8 Appropriations in aid 6.0 Net total 19.8
Appropriations in aid relate principally to items (d) and (e) above.
Net figures for each category are not available.