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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 14th July 2014.

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Photo of Nigel Evans Nigel Evans Conservative, Ribble Valley 2:30 pm, 14th July 2014

If Pericles were alive today, I am sure he would have been at the Farnborough air show, looking at all the amazing equipment that is available to defend our freedoms. One piece of equipment is BAE Systems’ Taranis unmanned air vehicle. Will my right hon. Friend assure the House that this Government will continue to support that technology to ensure that we have manufacturing and research and development capability for the future, both militarily and commercially?