§ 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.