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Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 20th March 2015.

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Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the statement by the Chief of Staff of the US Army that he was very concerned by the UK's defence budget.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Secretary of State for Defence

The UK has the second largest defence budget in NATO, and is meeting the target of spending 2% of GDP on defence. In addition the UK will spend more than £160 billion over the next 10 years on new and improved equipment for the Armed Forces.

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