§ Patrick Mercer
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on how much was spent on research and development last year. 
§ Dr. Moonie
Ministry of Defence (MOD) spending on research and development is reported annually in Defence Statistics, published by the Defence Analytical Services Agency. The latest year for which figures are available is 1999–2000 when the MOD spent £2,345 million, inclusive of VAT.