Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond, made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 14 May on the defence budget and transformation.
Defence budget and transformation
The Secretary of State for Defence made a statement on progress in balancing the defence budget and establishing a sustainable equipment programme as part of the work to deliver the vision set out in the strategic defence and security review.
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Jim Murphy responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find current parliamentary material on Defence in the Topics and News sections.
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.
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