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Defence: Scotland

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 13th December 2017.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his oral contribution of 27 November 2017, Official Report, column 2, if he will set out in more detail what the £1.5 billion of defence investment in Scotland is being spent on.

Photo of Gavin Williamson Gavin Williamson The Secretary of State for Defence

The £1.5 billion of defence investment in Scotland over a 10 year period will be spent on improvements to infrastructure at Faslane, Coulport and Lossiemouth.

The planned investment in Faslane and Coulport includes the Faslane Nuclear Infrastructure Continuous Availability Project, Coulport Infrastructure Continuous Availability Project and the Faslane Nuclear Support Hub. There will also be improvements to Single Living Accommodation.

There will also be significant spend at Lossiemouth to provide infrastructure for the P-8A Maritime Patrol Aircraft fleet and additional Typhoon Front Line squadron.

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