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Ministry of Defence: Expenditure

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 134570, tabled on 8 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the gross amount is of expenditure by his Department in (a) 1990, (b) 1995, (c) 2000, (d) 2005, (e) 2010, (f) 2015 and (g) 2020.

Answered on

13 January 2021

The information requested is provided in the following table:

Financial Year

Expenditure (£billion)[1]















The Net Cash Requirement (NCR) has been provided to give a consistent time series. Due to accounting processes changing overtime, the NCR is the most accurate way to give these figures allowing for comparison over time.

[1] These figures are in current prices and have not been adjusted for inflation.

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