Defence Budget and Transformation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:49 pm on 14th May 2012.

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Photo of Jessica Lee Jessica Lee Conservative, Erewash 2:49 pm, 14th May 2012

Does my right hon. Friend agree that the £4 billion contingency budget for the equipment programme is particularly welcome for companies such as Chemring, in my constituency, which provides hundreds of jobs and builds fantastic, quality equipment for our armed forces? I say that because businesses require clarity in order to plan for the future, and today’s statement provides that.