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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th September 2018.

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Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond The Chancellor of the Exchequer 12:00 am, 11th September 2018

I certainly agree with my hon. Friend that the Royal Navy is vital to the defence of Britain’s interests around the world, and in peacetime it is the principal way in which we can project our power and military influence around the world. We are waiting for the conclusion of the modernising defence review that is being undertaken by the Defence Secretary with the Cabinet Office. Once we have received that, we will be able to work with the Ministry of Defence to find a way forward out of the very considerable budgetary challenges that that Ministry faces.