DEFENCE (FRONT BENCH) – DEFENCE BUDGET – 12 December 2007

Dr Julian Lewis: For the umpteenth time, I shall tell the Government exactly what our position is. The defence budget is not large enough for the commitments we are undertaking, so a future Conservative Government will fully fund the commitments we undertake, which will mean either more money for defence or fewer commitments, or a position between the two. The right hon. Gentleman [The Minister for the Armed Forces (Mr Bob Ainsworth)] will know all about it when the time comes, in the run-up to the next General Election, which cannot come too soon for us.