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Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 23rd July 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 page 15, paragraph 13 of the Combat Air Strategy, how much investment his Department plans to provide to key UK design engineering skills and a means to generate UK Intellectual Property.

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

The Combat Air Strategy makes clear that Government is investing nearly £2 billion over 10 years in the Future Combat Air Systems Technology Initiative. This will mature the technologies of the future, develop UK Intellectual Property and will include those skills necessary to sustain UK operational advantage and freedom of action.

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