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Defence: Finance

Question for Treasury

UIN 185543, tabled on 30 October 2018

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to line 7 of Table 2.1, page 36 of the Budget 2018, how much of the allocated spend for defence in (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20 will come from the Dreadnought contingency.

Answered on

5 November 2018

The £1bn for Defence announced at Budget 18, and set out in table 2.1, is additional funding for MoD to ensure that the Armed Forces can continue to modernise and invest in key priority capabilities. It is for MoD to decide how much of this funding is for Dreadnought, which they will do as part of their normal budgeting process.

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