§ Mr. Clemitson
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the expenditure on defence, expressed in per capita terms, of numbers employed in the 310W defence services in each of the past five years for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Mulley
Table 2.1 of Cmnd. 7049-II shows expenditure on defence in each of the last five years, at 1977 survey prices. The table below shows that information in per capita terms, using the average strengths of the regular Armed Services, including locally entered personnel, and average numbers of civilian personnel employed by the Ministry of Defence including locally engaged civilians, in the years in question. These figures exclude approximately 200,000 job opportunities generated in the defence industries by our equipment programme.
£ 1977 Survey Prices 1973–74 1974–75 1975–76 1976–77 1977–78 9,400 9,200 9,800 9,700 9,900