Defence: Modernisation

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 27th March 2018.

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Photo of Fabian Hamilton Fabian Hamilton Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans for the Modernising Defence Programme to specify how the Dreadnought Programme is to be funded.

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

The aim of the Modernising Defence Programme is to deliver better military capability and value for money, so that Defence is configured to address the more complex threats we face as well as achieve enduring affordability.

The ultimate defensive and protective capability, our nuclear capabilities, including Dreadnought programme continue to be funded from the Defence budget.

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