Ministry of Defence

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:06 pm on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham 6:06 pm, 26th February 2018

It is not just the F-35. Much has been said in the past few weeks about the procurement of the new Type 31e frigate. There is no budget line in the defence budget for that. Likewise, the P-8, which is being trumpeted as a vital need for our maritime patrol aircraft—I agree—is not capable of delivering the sonar buoys or torpedoes that are currently being used, so there is added cost there.