To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse was of capabilities manufactured by foreign contractors in each year since 2009-10.
23 November 2020
The Ministry of Defence publishes information on gov.uk for all expenditure with UK commerce and industry since 2013/14. From this it is possible to extract an estimate of expenditure overseas, which is shown in the table below.
All figures below exclude payments on assets bought via contracts with other Governments.
Orders placed in the UK may include those placed with the UK arms of multinational companies.
Overall Expenditure £bn
UK Expenditure £bn
Estimated Overseas Expenditure £bn
*Figures for overall and UK expenditure can be found within Table 1 of the latest bulletin which can be accessed at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/mod-regional-expenditure-with-uk-industry-and-supported-employment-201819