Kevan Jones – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Defence

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Kevan Jones on 2015-10-22.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 53 of his Department’s Defence Equipment Plan 2015, what the reasons are for the increase in planned spending on the Weapons Programme; and on what items that additional funding will be spent.

Mr Philip Dunne

I refer the hon. Member to the Defence Equipment Plan 2015, which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-defence-equipment-plan-2015. Paragraph 11 explains the movements in the high level elements of the equipment plan from the previous financial year. Each of the operating centre breakdowns in Section C of the Equipment Plan contains an explanation of any increase or decrease in spending from the previous financial year.