HC Deb 01 February 1999 vol 324 c450W
Mrs. Ewing

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent in Scotland on defence procurement in the last year for which figures are available; how much of that was passed to sub-contractors(a) in total and (b) as a percentage of the total; and what estimate he has made of the percentage of sub-contracted work which remains in Scotland. [68076]

Mr. Spellar

The MOD spent £550 million, VAT-exclusive; to the nearest £50 million, on defence equipment from contractors based in Scotland during 1996–97. The MOD does not record payments made to sub-contractors and has not made an estimate of what those payments might be.

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