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 am proud to confirm that the Scout contract was the largest vehicle contract for the British Army since the Falklands war, and more contracts have now been let through the supply chain for that vehicle. The number of UK jobs secured through the programme is expected to be some 2,400 across more than 160 suppliers.

Two-thirds of the suppliers are UK-based, including several in the midlands, and from all parts of the country.