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 Philip Hammond Philip Hammond The Secretary of State for Defence 2:49 pm, 14th May 2012

I can give my hon. Friend that assurance, but I do not underestimate the scale of the task. As DE&S is structured at the moment, we are seeking to employ project managers to manage some of the world’s largest and most complex projects and we are seeking to do it on civil service pay. That is challenging.