Ajax Programme: Cost

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons on 10th January 2022.

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Photo of Nick Smith Nick Smith Labour, Blaenau Gwent

Thank you, Mr Speaker, for the short tribute to our comrade Jack Dromey.

The latest document on Ajax is enough to make anyone weep. It points to an alphabet soup of accountabilities and a saga of poor procurement, and says that the vehicle thus far is not fit for purpose. And of course it has been a health and safety minefield. This project matters for our military capability and for the 4,000-strong workforce in south Wales and across the UK. In his December statement, the Minister ended on an optimistic note when responding to a question about the workforce from my hon. Friend Gerald Jones. Can the Minister give us the expected timeline for fixing these issues?