Defence Budget and Transformation
2:49 pm

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Philip Hammond (The Secretary of State for Defence; Runnymede and Weybridge, Conservative)

I am not willing to specify a precise budget. I must correct the hon. Gentleman on a point of detail: I think that the Apache was due to go out of

service without life extension in 2025—we will have aircraft carrier capability long before that—and this programme will extend its life beyond 2025. However, I cannot give him the individual line item budget.


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