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Part of Debate on the Address – in the House of Commons at 8:14 pm on 21st June 2017.

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Photo of Julian Lewis Julian Lewis Conservative, New Forest East 8:14 pm, 21st June 2017

I gently remind my hon. Friend that the 2% is the result of low management of expectations. As late as 1995-96—long after the end of the cold war—we were spending no less than 3% of GDP on defence, and many of us think we ought to do that in future.