asked Her Majesty's Government:
What was the per capita expenditure on defence in 1983 of each member state of NATO and of Sweden and Spain.
§ Lord Trefgarne
Figures for theper capita defence expenditure of NATO member states are given in the following table. They are compiled from official returns by individual countries to NATO. Comparable information is not available for Sweden; relevant information is, however, contained in The Military Balance 1983–84, published by the International Institute of Strategic Studies.
country Defence expenditure per capita 1983 (US $) Belgium 272 Canada 273 Denmark 274(1982) France 396 Germany 364 Greece 246 Italy 181 Luxembourg 112 Netherlands 294 Norway 401 Portgugal 70 Spain 88 (estimate) Turkey 50 United Kingdom 435 United States America 962
1. Information based on provisional out-turn figures compiled from NATO sources, except where indicated.
2. The figures are based on 1983 average market exchange rates, (except for Denmark) which do not necessarily reflect the relative purchasing powers of individual currencies.
3. Figures for the 1983 Danish defence budget are not yet available.
4. Iceland does not appropriate funds for defence, but makes a contribution to the NATO military budget.