Defence: Expenditure

(asked on 6th December 2016) - View Source

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts on the commitment to spend at least two per cent of GDP on defence.

Answered by
Harriett Baldwin Portrait
Harriett Baldwin
This question was answered on 12th December 2016

Ministers regularly raise the two per cent commitment during discussions with our NATO Allies.

For example, the Secretary of State was in Brussels last month and he reminded his counterparts that Britain is committed to spending two per cent of our GDP on defence every year of this decade and encouraged them to meet the commitment they all made at the Wales Summit in 2014.

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