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Defence written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Angus Robertson Angus Robertson Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on its prime contracts in (a) the south-west, (b) the south-east, (c) central and (d) east in each year since 2003.

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The amounts spent on the prime contracts per calendar year are shown in the following table:

£ million
Regional prime contracts 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Central 3.4 64.2 117.5 105.0 69.9 76.7
East 5.8 41.0 86.1 91.1 64.6 71.6
South-east 27.8 83.0 115.0 104.7 99.8 74.4
South-west 49.4 62.3 104.8 102.0 125.5 107.1 102.8

No spend is shown for 2003 as the first of the contracts was only placed in March 2004. The start dates for the contracts are as follows:

East: March 2006

Central: April 2006

South-east: September 2005

South-west: March 2004.

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