Armed Forces: Size Targets

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons on 18th July 2022.

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Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Nobody in the Ministry of Defence will ever argue against more money being spent on defence, but let us be clear: if more money were made available, there are other things that we would do more immediately than regrow the size of the Army. There are things that we would want to do about the lethality and deployability of the current force, to get more from what we have at the moment. If thereafter there is a discussion about regrowing, great, but there are other things that we would do first.