Armed Forces

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 20th May 2019.

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Photo of Robert Courts Robert Courts Conservative, Witney

What recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the (a) capabilities and (b) strength of the armed forces.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt Minister for Women and Equalities, The Secretary of State for Defence

The Ministry of Defence launched the Modernising Defence Programme in January last year which looked across the spectrum at our current and planned capabilities, right through to our business practices.

It is an ambitious programme, but we are confident that Defence is making the right capability investments and policy approaches to ensure we remain one of the strongest Defence players in Europe.

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