HL Deb 28 February 1980 vol 405 cc1674-6WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What was the total expenditure on Defence in the financial year 1978–79; what they estimate it will be in the financial year 1979–80; and what it is planned to be in 1980–81.

The MINISTER of STATE, MINISTRY of DEFENCE (Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal)

I refer my noble friend to the Government's White Paper published on 1st November 1979 (Cmnd 7746).

House adjourned at twenty-two minutes past ten o'clock.