Britain in the World

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

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Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Conservative, Reigate 4:17 pm, 13th January 2020

This is on the same theme. It is my right hon. Friend’s Department that has suffered the worst cuts over the last period because it has been an unprotected Department. What we must do if we are to direct defence, development and the intelligent services in the right direction is to have the capacity within his Department to do that. Will he ensure that he fights very hard for the necessary resources to be able to recreate the capacity of a Rolls-Royce Department of State?