§ Angus Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total spending was of the Defence Bills Agency for the last year for which figures are available; and how much of that was spent in Scotland. 
§ Mr. Ingram
[holding answer 10 December 2002]: The total value of Defence contractors' bills settled by the Defence Bills Agency for the year ending 31 March 2002 was £16,849 billion. Data on how much of this figure was spent in Scotland or any United Kingdom region is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.