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Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence - Update (31 Oct 2019)

Ben Wallace: The first duty of any Government is to defend our country and to keep our people safe. The Ministry of Defence plays a pivotal role in delivering our national security objectives to protect our people, project our influence and promote our prosperity. This Government has increased the Defence budget by 0.5% above inflation every year to over £41 billion by 2020/21, making us the biggest...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

Tobias Ellwood: That is for another day and another debate, but my hon. Friend is absolutely right. China dominates on a scale that we simply cannot comprehend over here. Its technological capabilities and its investment in quantum computing, and so on, mean it already owns 40% of the world’s data, and it is moving further afield. Once a country moves into the Chinese way of thinking—Huawei, and so...

Armed Forces — Motion to Take Note (23 Jun 2014)

Lord Chidgey: My Lords, my noble friend the Minister has set out how the Government seek to create a smaller but very well trained Army, a Royal Air Force equipped with a smaller number of very expensive aircraft, highly effective through the use of leading advanced technology, and a Royal Navy centred around a single carrier group and a submarine fleet with the Trident nuclear deterrent at its head. What...

Business of the House: Defence Spending (19 Jun 2014)

Mark Francois: Ha ha. Having paid tribute to our personnel, both past and present, I wish to focus now on the Ministry of Defence’s capital programme, which is the largest in Government, accounting for some 20% of total capital spending this year. Our equipment programme comprises some £164 billion over 10 years, and is already published in our defence equipment plan. This will ensure that the Royal Navy...

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