Arctic: Defence

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the UK's and NATO's defence capacity in the Arctic; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

As I announced in September 2018, the Ministry of Defence is developing a new Defence Arctic Strategy. As part of this work, an extensive assessment of current and future UK capacity in the Arctic is being undertaken, looking at both sovereign capability and capacity and the UK's contribution to NATO. The strategy is due to be published in the spring.

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