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Departmental Procurement

Defence written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of John Denham John Denham Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the annual value is of his Department's current contracts in each sector in which contracts are held.

Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Table 1.11 ‘Estimated Defence Expenditure Outturn in UK by Industry Group’ in ‘UK Defence Statistics’ estimates the amount of money the Ministry of Defence (MOD) spends directly with the UK industry broken down by industrial group.

The following table taken from Table 1.11 shows the latest available statistics, for 2008-09.

£million (ex. VAT)
Total   18,590
A, B Agriculture, Fishing and Mining
C Manufacturing, excluding those industries itemised below 2,390
  Weapons & Ammunition 1,030
  Data Processing Equipment 100
  Other Electrical Engineering 220
  Electronics 920
  Precision Instruments 540
  Motor Vehicles & Parts 490
  Shipbuilding & Repairing 1,250
  Aircraft & Spacecraft 2,480
D, E Electricity, Gas & Water 340
F Construction 1,680
G Wholesale, Retail & Repair of Motor Vehicles 330
H ,I, J Hotels & Restaurants 160
  Transport via Railways 90
  Other Land Transport (incl. via pipelines) 60
  Water, Air and Auxiliary/freight supply transportation 600
  Post & Courier Services 10
  Telecommunications 190
K, L, M, N, 0 Financial Services, Business Activities, Education, Health, & Other  
P, Q, R, S, T Service Activities excluding those industries itemised as follows(1, 2) 2,490
  Real Estate & Renting 2,030
  Computer Services 1,180
(1 )Includes MOD payments to AWE Management Ltd, who manage the Atomic Weapons Establishment on behalf of the MOD under a Government-owned/contractor-operated arrangement. (2 )The quality of data available for the service industries is insufficient to identify these SICs separately.

UK Defence Statistics 2011 will be published in September 2011 and will contain the figures for 2009-10.

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