Historical UK Spend (£m)
Year Gross UK Expenditure   Charges Net UK Expenditure
1948-49 282.4   2.4 280.0
1949-50 459.9   3.0 456.9
1950-51 477.1   3.4 473.7
1951-52 493.9   7.9 486.0
1952-53 525.7   20.0 505.7
1953-54 532.8   24.3 508.5
1954-55 548.6   25.0 523.6
1955-56 595.6   26.7 568.9
1956-57 651.2   28.6 622.6
1957-58 692.5   32.7 659.8
1958-59 744.1   33.0 711.1
1959-60 804.0   35.0 769.0
1960-61 898.1   36.7 861.4
1961-62 932.3   48.3 884.0
1962-63 988.2   49.7 938.5
1963-64 1,121   52.0 1,069
1964-65 1,216   53 1,163
1965-66 1,451   28 1,423
1966-67 1,467   30 1,437
1967-68 1,619   31 1,588
1968-69 1,755   46 1,709
1969-70 1,820   58 1,762
1970-71 2,132   61 2,071
1971-72 2,440   78 2,362
1972-73 2,486   90 2,396
1973-74 2,967   100 2,867
1974-75 4,207   112 4,095
1975-76 5,580   110 5,470
1976-77 6,381   132 6,249
1977-78 7,044   148 6,896
1978-79 7,992   157 7,835
1979-80 9,557   195 9,362