Treasury: Public Expenditure

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 22nd October 2018.

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Photo of Henry Bellingham Henry Bellingham Conservative, North West Norfolk

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the future funding of his Department.

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

I have regular discussions with the Chancellor.

This Government is committed to spending at least 2% of GDP on defence and the Ministry of Defence’s budget will rise at least 0.5% above inflation every year of this Parliament, taking it to almost £40 billion by 2021.

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