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Armed Forces

Defence written question – answered on 28th June 2012.

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Photo of Simon Kirby Simon Kirby Conservative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress his Department has made in developing its policy on Future Force 2020; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Nick Harvey Nick Harvey The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Progress towards Future Force 2020 is being made according to the goals set out in the 2010 strategic defence and security review and the subsequent announcement of 18 July 2011, Hansard, column 643, by the then Secretary of State for Defence, Dr Fox.

As the Secretary of State for Defence, Mr Hammond, said in his statement of 14 May 2012, Hansard, column 261, bringing the Defence budget into balance is a major milestone on the path to Future Force 2020. The House will be updated on further progress as appropriate.

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