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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 Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham 9:30 am, 16th July 2019

I agree with my right hon. Friend John Spellar on the use of the word “efficiency”. It is a fact—there is no reason to hide from it—that the Conservatives in the coalition Government cut the defence budget by 16%.