Defence Equipment Plan

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence 2:30 pm, 23rd February 2015

I do not recognise the hon. Gentleman’s characterisation of the defence equipment plan or, indeed, the capability of our defence industry to support it. This country remains the second largest defence exporter in the world. If our capability was so derided, as he says, how come we sold defence equipment worth nearly £10 billion last year?