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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:17 pm on 13th January 2020.

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Photo of Julian Lewis Julian Lewis Conservative, New Forest East 4:17 pm, 13th January 2020

In support of what my hon. Friend James Gray has said, may I remind the Foreign Secretary that, in 2017-18, we had a national security capability review that sought to look at both security and defence together, but it was so limited by having to be financially or fiscally neutral that it meant that extra resources for, for example, cyber-warfare would be granted only at the cost of making cuts in, for example, the Royal Marines? That is no way to conduct a review—to play off one necessary part, say security, against another necessary part, such as defence.