To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the July 2018 Dunne Report findings on the disparity in defence spending across the UK.
30 June 2020
I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 29 June 2020 to Questions 64207 and 64208.
Informed by the Dunne Review and our own refreshed Industrial Policy, the Defence Prosperity Programme announced on 5 March 2019 aims to grow our contribution to the economy, including through sustaining an internationally competitive and productive UK Defence sector.
Activity underway includes a pilot with Invest Northern Ireland on a Defence Technology Exploitation Programme to help SMEs develop stronger links and new routes to market through primes and upper tier companies across the UK.