HC Deb 17 October 1989 vol 158 c61W
Mr. Sillars

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much of the research and development of the 1989–90 procurement programme will be spent in(a) Scotland (b) south-east England, respectively; and what is the proportion each represents of the total;

(2) what is his estimate of expenditure in (a) Scotland and (b) south-east England in 1989–90 for research and development as set out in table 2.3 of Cm. 675–II.

Mr. Neubert

Estimates of regional expenditure on research and development are not available and could be produced only with disproportionate cost. Estimates of regional expenditure on equipment in the United Kingdom for 1985–86 and 1986–87 are however given in table 6.9 of "Statement on the Defence Estimates 1989 —Volume 2".