Defence Jobs

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons on 28th March 2022.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

I have some important manufacturers that supply the defence sector, such as David Brown Santasalo and Reliance Precision, that would like to know what the future of their business is, given that the Government are going to reduce the size of our armed forces to 72,000 and that last week’s mini-Budget gave no extra funding to defence. If Vladimir Putin is watching the parliamentary channel, what does the Minister think he will be thinking?