Strategic Defence Review

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 7 February 2013.

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Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff Conservative, Mid Worcestershire 9:30, 7 February 2013

The biggest threat to British defence companies is the shortage of engineering skills. That threatens our prosperity, their success and our security. I therefore invite my right hon. Friend to look as sympathetically as possible at the ten-minute rule Bill that I will introduce next week, which aims to inspire more young people, especially girls, to take up the exciting opportunity of pursuing a technological or engineering career.