RMB Chivenor: Planned Closure

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:15 am on 9th January 2019.

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Photo of Julian Lewis Julian Lewis Chair, Defence Committee 11:15 am, 9th January 2019

The Minister has done more than most to flag up the need for more investment in defence. Can he assure us that, where contraction takes place for the reasons that he has explained, contingency plans are in place so that, if this country should regrettably ever find itself involved in a major conflict, expansion could equally easily occur?