HC Deb 04 November 1993 vol 231 c477W
Mrs. Ewing

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish a table showing the level of defence spending in each of the European Community member states as a percentage of gross domestic product.

Mr. Hanley

Defence expenditure in 1992 for all EC countries other than the Republic of Ireland is set out in the 1993 Statement on the Defence Estimates (Cm 2270). The Republic of Ireland is expected to devote around 1.2 per cent. of its GDP to defence in 1992–93.