HC Deb 27 July 1982 vol 28 c499W
24. Mr. Robert Atkins

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what consideration has been given to the request of the Supreme Allied Commander Europe for a 4 per cent. increase in defence expenditure by all North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member countries.

Mr. Nott

The agreed policy of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is that all member countries should aim to achieve real increases in defence spending in the region of 3 per cent. a year. The United Kingdom is firmly committed to plan to implement this aim in full up to 1985–86.

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