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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:41 am on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Jamie Stone Jamie Stone Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Armed Forces) 10:41 am, 14th February 2019

On Monday, the Secretary of State for Defence made a number of announcements to the press. They included first, a proposal to have large squadrons of highly skilled killer drones, and secondly—and more oddly—the proposal to convert a number of old car ferries into frontline warships, including, according to The Times, the Empress of Margate. Is it not the case that the Secretary of State should come to the House to make a statement regarding these proposals, and that we should also have a wider debate on them?