HC Deb 26 July 1990 vol 177 c524W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information he has on the level of Japanese military expenditure over the last five years and on the likely trend in expenditure; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

According to recent editions of the International Institute for Strategic Studies' publication "The Military Balance", Japanese defence expenditure over the last five years was:

(billion Yen)
1985–86 3.1
1986–87 3.3
1987–88 3.5
1988–89 3.7
1989–90 3.9

Plans for Japanese defence expenditure are a matter for the Government of Japan.

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