Defence: Finance

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 12th June 2019.

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Photo of Lord Richards of Herstmonceux Lord Richards of Herstmonceux Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Foreign Secretary’s Mansion House speech on 6 May, whether they will conduct a review of defence spending; and whether they will commit to spending more than the minimum NATO endorsed proportion of GDP on defence.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

The Government has committed to meet the NATO pledge to spend at least 2% of GDP on defence every year of this Parliament.

Future defence spending will be agreed at the Spending Review.

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