§ Mr. Denzil Davies
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his reply to the right hon. Member for Llanelli, Official Report, 8 February, column 264, what provision, in percentage terms, for price increases other than pay was included in the cash figures in respect of defence expenditure for 1980–81; and what are the corresponding figures for 1981–82.
§ Sir Geoffrey Howe
I refer the right hon. Gentleman to the Supply Estimates for Class I, Defence, for the years 1980–81 and 1981–82, reference numbers 469-I, HC 190-I respectively. Page ii of these publications sets out how the cash provisions were constructed. In addition, there were Supplementary Estimates in both years.