To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of jobs that defence procurement supports in (a) Sussex and (b) the UK.
7 September 2020
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) spent £19.2 billion with UK industry and commerce in 2018-19, directly supporting around 119,000 jobs in the UK and indirectly supporting many thousands more.
In South East England, during the same time period, MOD expenditure with industry and commerce was £4,581million supporting around 27,500 jobs.
The MOD does not publish data on a county basis.