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Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (Continued)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:13 pm on 22nd June 2017.

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Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Labour 6:13 pm, 22nd June 2017

One has operational tasking for something, but we know that what happens is that you end up doing something else, particularly if you are globally deployed. That was my point about not having that capability. Having been deployed and suddenly being somewhere, I know that if you do not have the weapons, you get sunk and your people get killed. That was the point I was making. It seems to me to be a risk.