Defence: Expenditure

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 23rd March 2017.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's spend was for (a) submarines, (b) combat air, (c) air support, (d) ships, (e) helicopters, (f) land equipment, (g) weapons and (h) intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance in each of the last six years.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Expenditure for each of the categories listed is provided below. The values are based on expenditure reported by Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) operating centres, and incorporate costs relating to equipment procurement and support. The values also include DE&S operating expenditure.

Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Operating Centre expenditure (£ billion)

Financial year

Submarines

Combat Air

Air Support

Ships

Helicopters

Land Equipment

Weapons

ISTAR*

2015-16

3.6

2.3

1.8

2.1

1.1

1.0

1.1

0.3

2014-15

3.4

1.9

2.0

1.9

1.4

1.1

1.2

0.5

2013-14

3.1

1.8

2.0

2.0

1.6

1.0

1.1

0.6

2012-13

2.7

2.0

1.2

1.6

1.6

1.2

1.3

0.6

2011-12

2.4

2.9

1.4

1.6

1.7

1.5

1.2

0.7

2010-11

2.3

3.1

1.4

1.6

1.9

2.0

1.1

0.6

*Intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance

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