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Defence: Expenditure

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how he plans to ensure that the Government spends the equivalent of at least two per cent of GDP per year for the rest of this Parliament on defence.

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

As announced in the July 2015 Budget, the Government is committed to spending 2% of GDP on Defence for the rest of this decade. The Defence Budget will rise by 0.5% above inflation each year to 2020-21 and we also have access to up to £1.5 billion per year from the Joint Security Fund. In line with NATO guidelines, we will continue to ensure we capture all spending that supports the defence of the United Kingdom.

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