HC Deb 24 May 1988 vol 134 c162W
Mr. Churchill

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his estimate of the percentage of gross domestic product allocated to defence in each of the years 1987–88, 1988–89 and 1989–90.

Mr. Ian Stewart

The information requested is as follows:

Per cent.
1987–88 4.4
1988–89 4.2
1989–90 4.1

The reducing percentage largely reflects forecast growth in GDP.