John Healey – 2022 Comments on Wasted Military Spending

The comments made by John Healey, the Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, on 5 January 2022.

The Ministry of Defence has blown billions of pounds at the same time as cutting back our Armed Forces.

The MoD is a uniquely failing department, yet Ministers have taken no serious steps to secure value for taxpayers’ money.

This scale of waste is totally unacceptable. Ministers are failing British troops and British taxpayers.

A Labour Government would get to grips with these deep-seated problems from day one. We would commission the NAO to conduct an across-the-board audit of MoD waste and make the MoD the first department subject to our new Office for Value for Money’s new tough spending regime.