National Security

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

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

We have plenty of maritime defence, but when we took office we had to end the Nimrod programme, which was years behind schedule and about £700 or £800 million over-budget. Some 23 Nimrods were ordered back in the 1990s by a Conservative Government, but when we came to office 13 years later not one had actually been delivered.