Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond, made a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday 10 May on the new aircraft carrier strike capability.
Carrier strike capability
The Defence Secretary announced the decision to use the short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the Joint Strike Fighter to deliver the UK's Carrier Strike capability.
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.
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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