§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what has been the national defence budget expressed as a sum per family in each year since 1980.
§ Mr. Stanley
Information is not available in the form requested. Defence expenditure per capita since 1980, at current prices, is as follows:
£ 1980–81 200 1981–82 225 1982–83 257 1983–84 280
The figures take no account of changes in the definition of defence expenditure over the period. The figure for 1983–84 is based on current provision.