Julian Knight – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Defence

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Julian Knight on 2016-03-02.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to provide funding for the modernisation of infrastructure on the Falkland Islands.

Penny Mordaunt

As my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Defence (Michael Fallon) told the House on 24 March 2015, (Official Report, columns 1302-1303) we have put in place a programme of infrastructure improvements worth £180 million over the next decade designed to deliver enhanced operational effectiveness and an improved quality of life for our personnel based in the Falkland Islands. He was able to see the first stage of construction work on that programme for himself when he visited the Islands recently.

This programme will ensure that our enduring commitment to the defence of the Islands is sustained effectively for the long term.