Defence: Procurement

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 16th May 2018.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his oral contribution of 23 April, Official Report, column 582, when he plans to look at the whole defence procurement argument with regard to the real benefits to UK plc.

Photo of Guto Bebb Guto Bebb The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Refreshed Defence Industrial Policy, published on 20 December 2017, outlined the importance that we attach to maintaining a thriving and globally competitive defence sector, and to building UK economic value. To support this, the Defence Secretary announced in March 2018 that he had invited the hon. Member for Ludlow (Philip Dunne) to carry out an external review of how Defence contributes to UK prosperity. This will look at the full range of defence activities, including procurement.

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