Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 29th March 2021.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the risk to the UK of the increase in the space capabilities of foreign states.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

As the Defence Command Paper set out we are investing an additional £1.4 billion on space over the next decade, on top of the over £5 billion on Skynet 6 satellites. This will allow us to develop our capabilities to better understand the Space domain, and be able to protect and defend the capabilities there that are critical to national security. This will include the establishment of a space command.

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