§ 2. Mr. Allan Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what proposals he has for reducing future defence expenditure.
§ 33. Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he has any plans for reducing defence expenditure in future years.
§ Mr. Churchill
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the total level of defence expenditure in the current year; and what is the projected level of expenditure in the years 1980–81, bearing in mind Her Majesty's Government's com- 486W mitment to a 3 per cent. increase in real terms.
§ Mr. Pym
The Government's plans for future levels of defence spending will be set out shortly in the public expenditure White Paper and the Statement on the Defence Estimates. They will show how we propose to meet the NATO aim of increases in defence spending in the region of 3 per cent. in real terms.