HC Deb 28 July 1988 vol 138 c588W
Mr. George

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent by his Department in each of the past five years on the evaluation of departmental programmes; and what proportion this constitutes of (a) the amount allocated for evaluation and(b) the Department's total budget.

Mr. Sainsbury

The Department gives careful evaluation to its programmes at every stage of the procurement process. This evaluation is part of the normal responsibilities of project managers and other MOD staff. The costs of this activity are included in the Department's overall running costs, but cannot be identified in the way requested.