Defence Sector Jobs

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons on 20th September 2021.

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Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

MOD spending on equipment and support with SMEs exceeded 21% last year. We are determined to push that proportion higher and I will publish a revised SME action plan later this year.

On Boxer, to which my hon. Friend referred, over 60% of the contract is expected to benefit UK suppliers. Following the integrated review, we are considering expanding the purchase, which will create even more opportunities for SMEs, including those in the Black Country.