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Defence: Economic Situation

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 43603, tabled on 5 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to bring programmes forward to support UK prosperity, jobs, and export opportunities.

Answered on

11 May 2020

The Ministry of Defence has rigorous processes to assure, test and develop the capabilities and force structure that we have to make sure that they are robust against current and future threats. An important part of this is consideration is the UK industries that provide these capabilities. We are in constant conversation with industry to work together through this crisis and ensure that we manage delivery of our programmes in a way that supports our economic prosperity andthe continued needs of our Armed Forces.