National Security

Part of Isil – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 13 July 2015.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Secretary of State for Defence 2:30, 13 July 2015

I hope the hon. Lady will welcome the announcement last week that we are going to continue to meet the NATO target. If pensions are on the defence budget, then of course they count as defence expenditure, and they have in fact been on the defence budget for a very long time now. So far as intelligence matters are concerned, money that is spent on defence should properly be counted as defence.