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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:11 am on 29th March 2018.

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Photo of Gerald Jones Gerald Jones Shadow Minister (Defence) 11:11 am, 29th March 2018

Recent press reports suggest that the Government are moving towards agreeing a new contract for mechanised infantry vehicles with a German-led consortium without allowing any UK firms, such as General Dynamics UK in my constituency, to have the opportunity to tender for that work. May we have a debate or statement from a Minister so that we can understand the Government’s thinking on procurement? As we approach Brexit, businesses need reassurance and support.