Ceistenna-Questions. Oral Answers. - Cost of Army.

asked the Minister for Finance if he will state the total amount of Exchequer issues to meet the cost of the Army (including Army Pensions) in each of the years respectively 1929/30, 1930-31, 1931/32, 1932/33 and to estimate the cost of the Army in 1933/34.

The answer is in the form of a table and will be circulated in the Official Report.

The following is the answer:—

Financial Year

Total Exchequer Issues to meet the Cost of the Army (including Army Pensions)

£

1929-30

1,539,422

1930-31

1,325,984

1931-32

1,353,565

1932-33

1,378,263

Estimate of Cost of Army

1933-34

£1,236,607

Does the answer give figures for each year?

The answer is to the Deputy's question.