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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:05 pm on 20th January 2011.

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Photo of George Young George Young The Leader of the House of Commons 12:05 pm, 20th January 2011

I am sure that many hon. Members share the concern expressed by my hon. Friend. Yesterday the PAC was told:

"There was a point in the last decade when the Ministry of Defence lost control of public spending...We put Defence on special measures."

I think that that loss of control explains why we are facing such a huge financial deficit. I welcome the publication of the PAC's report on this important matter, and I hope that it will be possible to find time to debate it.