DEFENCE – AMPHIBIOUS CAPABILITY – 9 January 2019
Mr Julian Lewis: I pay tribute to the hon. Gentleman [Luke Pollard] for his work on saving our amphibious capability; I think he would acknowledge the work the Select Committee on Defence did, too. Does he agree that we all should acknowledge the contribution of my hon. Friend the Member for Plymouth, Moor View (Johnny Mercer), who is another local MP, and the willingness of the Defence Secretary to take on board the message we were trying to relay? He even announced his decision ahead of the modernising defence programme announcement – at the Conservative party conference, no less.