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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons on 18th February 2019.

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Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The hon. Gentleman raises an important point, and I am delighted that we are committed to buying nine new P-8 aircraft, which will be arriving from next year. Because of the work we have done with the US before they arrive, they will have an almost immediate initial operating capability.