§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his current estimate of the annual expenditure by his Department in Wales on(a) employment of service staff, (b) employment of civilian staff and (c) procurement. 
§ Mr. Soames
The estimate of expenditure in the current financial year on employment in Wales of(a) service personnel pay is £118.69 million and (b) civilian staff is £96,773 million. Figures for the current financial year for Defence procurement in Wales are not available. The latest for which figures are available is 1994–95 when the total was £50 million, exclusive of VAT. This does not include expenditure by the armed forces for the provision of local services, for which figures are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.