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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:08 am on 17th November 2016.

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Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Scottish National Party, Kilmarnock and Loudoun 11:08 am, 17th November 2016

My youngest son is doing an accountancy course. He explained to me that if I want to spend 2% of my budget on one thing and 0.7% on another, I need to set aside 2.7% of my budget. Will the Leader of the House therefore explain how the Government can claim to spend 2% of GDP on defence and 0.7% on overseas aid when those two sums do not add up to 2.7%?