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Treasury: Public Expenditure

HM Treasury written question – answered on 11th December 2017.

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Photo of Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer Conservative, Plymouth, Moor View

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether further cost savings are being sought from his Department as part of the National Security Capability Review process.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The Government has no plans to cut the Defence budget.

Spending Review 2015 remains the basis of the government’s spending plans. We have the biggest defence budget in Europe and the fifth largest in the world. We are one of very few countries to not only meet, but exceed NATO’s 2 per spending target. Over the next three years, the Defence Budget is increasing by £1bn a year.

Ministers will consider the conclusions of the National Security Capability Review in due course.

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