Statement on Defence Procurement

10 December 2013

Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond, made a statement in the House of Commons on Tuesday 10 December 2013 on Defence Procurement.

Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Venon Coaker, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Related Information

Related reports

In September 2013 the National Audit Office reported on the performance of the Ministry of Defence. The report offered an overview of the Department's financial management and how it spends its money.

The Defence Committee announced on 14 March 2012 a major new inquiry into Defence Acquisition. In February 2013 the Defence Committee published its report.

On the 10 May 2013 the Government issued its response to the report.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

About Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday) and after any Urgent Questions.
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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