HC Deb 30 July 1997 vol 299 cc341-2W
Mr. Key

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the purchasing power of the Ministry of Defence budget for the next three years resulting from his revised estimates of inflation. [7567]

Mr. Darling

The comprehensive spending review, which was announced on 11 June, is addressing priorities across all Government expenditure both in the medium term and long term. The strategic defence review, which was announced on 28 May, will be integrated with the wider comprehensive spending review.