To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of the defence industry as part of its review of the UK's Defence and Security Industrial Strategy; and if he will make a statement.
18 March 2020
The Department is engaging with industry throughout the review in order to seek views and inform the analysis. The Department is using its strong relationship with relevant trade associations and already established Government-Industry fora as much as possible to discuss the review. These include the Defence Suppliers Forum and the Defence Growth Partnership. We are also working alongside colleagues from other Government Departments to engage with industry through broader security focussed groups such as the Security & Resilience Growth Partnership and the Cyber Growth Partnership.