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Defence Spending — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:30 am on 16th July 2019.

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Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Labour, Barnsley East 9:30 am, 16th July 2019

I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing the debate. Does she agree that this is about not just how much money is spent, but where it is spent? The national picture is one thing, but there are huge regional disparities in defence spending. For example, it is just £60 per head in Yorkshire, compared with more than £900 in the south-west. That obviously has a huge impact on the jobs that are supported in the defence industry.