§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent in Scotland in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Doug Henderson
Information on total defence expenditure is not generally held on a regional basis. However defence expenditure on equipment in UK regions is available. The latest available figures for equipment expenditure in Scotland (as published in "UK Defence Statistics 1998") are as follows:
Year £million Perccentage 1990–91 600 18 1993–94 550 7.5 1994–95 550 8.5 1995–96 600 9 1996–97 550 8 1Of total UK expenditure on equipment
These figures are VAT-exclusive and rounded to the nearest £50 million and 0.5 per cent. respectively. They relate to the locations of the defence equipment contractors and do not take account of those of sub-contractors. If the latter could be allowed for, the regional distribution might differ significantly from that shown.