§ Mr. Jenkin
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what was the total value of bids submitted for the 2002 short-term programme; and what resources will be available for STP 02; 
(2) what was the total value of bids submitted for the 2002 Equipment Programme; and what resources will be allocated for funding EP 02. 
§ Mr. Ingram
The resources available for the Defence programme are in the case of 2002–03 and 2003–04 set out in the Government's Expenditure Plans 2001–02 to 2003–04 published in April 2001 (Cm 5109) and in the case of subsequent years depend on the outcome of the 2002 and successive Spending Reviews. Specific allocations to budget holders in 2002–03 will be published in Main Resources Estimates 2002–03. Details of individual budget holders' proposals for expenditure are withheld under exemption 2 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.