HC Deb 20 July 1993 vol 229 c165W
23. Sir Teddy Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what has been the percentage change in real terms in his Department's spending relative to the expenditure(a) five years ago and (b) 10 years ago.

Mr. Hanley

Underlying defence expenditure in 1993–94 is expected to be some 8.2 per cent. lower in real terms, measured using the GDP deflator, than in 1988–89, and some 10.2 per cent. lower than in 1983–84.