§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the overspend in the Royal Air Force budget in 1984–85 to date; and what is the projected overspend in 1985–86.
§ Mr. Butler
There is no separate budget for the Royal Air Force, but a single defence block budget. Overall defence expenditure for 1984–85 is expected to be contained within the cash provision. The Defence Estimates for 1985–86 will be presented to Parliament this spring.