HC Deb 26 May 2004 vol 421 c1696W
Mr. Gerald Howarth

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent to date by the United Kingdom on the Typhoon programme, including the Experimental Aircraft Programme; and what expenditure is planned in each of the next 10 years, in cash terms. [175342]

Mr. Ingram

The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence spend on Typhoon up to 31 March 2004 is some £9 billion. This excludes expenditure on the Experimental Aircraft Programme (EAP), which was a precursor to the Eurofighter programme. These costs are not readily available and I will therefore write to the hon. Member and place a copy of my letter in the Library of the House.

Funding is allocated for in-year expenditure only. Provision for future years' expenditure is made in the annually revised Equipment Plan. In the case of Typhoon, the allocation for equipment acquisition for 2004–05 is £783 million.

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