Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day-First Part]
Bob Ainsworth (Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence; Coventry North East, Labour)
That is not the case, and the hon. Gentleman is aware of his sleight of hand here. We are talking about a period of substantial growth, and the facts are as follows. The defence budget grew by 10 per cent. in real terms additional to the £14 billion from the reserve. He knows those facts to be true, yet he tries to suggest they are not.