Defence: Expenditure

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 18th September 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure it meets the NATO defence spending target for 2015.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Secretary of State for Defence

NATO has published data on allies' defence spending which shows that the UK is estimated to spend 2.1% of its Gross Domestic Product on defence during financial year 2015-16. This data can be found in the document at the following link:

http://www.nato.int/nato_static_fl2014/assets/pdf/pdf_2015_06/20150622_PR_CP_2015_093-v2.pdf

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