HC Deb 27 July 1982 vol 28 cc497-8W
19. Mr. Eggar

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the percentages by which his Department has exceeded its cash limits in each of the financial years 1979–80, 1980–81 and 1981–82.

Mr. Nott

The Ministry of Defence exceeded its cash limit by 0.7 per cent. in 1979–80 and 0.6 per cent. in 1980–81. I cannot yet say what the final outturn for 1981–82 will be since the Defence Appropriate Account will not be completed until early in August. But I expect the outturn to be very close to the aggregate defence cash limit of £11,854 million.

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