Defence Secretary answers MPs’ questions

13 July 2009

Bob Ainsworth, Defence Secretary, answered MPs' defence questions in the Commons.

Topics covered included:

  • The security situation in Afghanistan
  • The projected costs of military operations in Afghanistan over the next three years
  • The likelihood of military personnel experiencing mental illness
  • The progress towards procurement of the next generation of the nuclear deterrent
  • Spending on equipment renewal
  • The cost of replacing Trident

Question Time is an opportunity for MPs and Members of the House of Lords to ask government ministers questions. These questions are asked at the start of business in both chambers and are known as 'oral questions'.

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