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Ministry of Defence: Public Expenditure

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 21835, tabled on 24 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what has been the level of total expenditure by his Department in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in each year between 2010 and 2020.

Answered on

29 June 2021

The Ministry of Defence publishes annually the regional expenditure with UK industry and supported employment publication, available at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/mod-regional-expenditure-with-uk-industry-and-supported-employment-index

The Ministry of Defence previously provided estimates on both expenditure and employment within the UK Defence Statistics (UKDS) publication. However, within the UKDS bulletins, the inclusion of the breakdowns for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland were not given prior to 2013. It should also be noted that due to differing methodologies used across the years, historic figures are not directly comparable.

(£ million)

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

Northern Ireland

122

127

106

110

114

120

83

Scotland

1,470

1,550

1,665

1,691

1,728

1,801

2,066

Wales

858

1,021

955

1,009

1,006

1,112

909

[1] Figures in this table are in constant 2019-20 prices and have been adjusted for inflation using GDP deflators from HM Treasury (September 2020).

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