BAE Systems

Part of Backbench Business — [Un-allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 12:50 pm on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood Conservative, Bournemouth East 12:50 pm, 24th November 2011

The right hon. Gentleman is making a powerful speech, but will he elaborate on his statement that the defence industry expects to expand with orders in 2016? From the angle that I see the issue, the United States, NATO countries and so forth are doing exactly the opposite: this is the area in which budgets are being cut; defence is being affected.