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Defence Equipment: Procurement

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL7020, tabled on 20 July 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the affordability of The defence equipment plan 2019, published on 27 February.

Answered on

28 July 2020

The Secretary of State is taking steps to manage the financial pressures in the Ministry of Defence's plans. We have reduced the shortfall in the years from 2020-21 by securing £2.2 billion extra spending for Defence in the 2019 Spending Round and we are driving progress in our ambitious Transformation programme. Future spending decisions are for the forthcoming spending review.