- The Prime Minister has announced an additional £24.1 billion in funding for our country’s defence.
- This funding will help safeguard the security of our nation and bring prosperity to every corner of the Union – while revitalising British shipbuilding
- Over the next four years, this funding will help create 10,000 more jobs a year, through the investing in our world leading defence industry and revitalising British shipbuilding
Local MP Maggie Throup has welcomed new defence funding which will help protect our country and bring tens of thousands of jobs to every corner of the Union of the UK.
Commenting, Maggie said:
“I am a strong supporter of our Armed Forces, that is why I am delighted that we are providing them with the largest financial boost in the last 30 years, and at the same time exceeding our Manifesto commitment to increase defence spending.
“The commitment of an extra £24.1 billion over the next four years will allow the Government to invest in cutting-edge technology, positioning the UK as a global leader in areas such as cyber and space and cement the UK’s position as the largest defence spender in Europe and the second largest in NATO.
“This is good news for residents here in Erewash who will not only benefit from the security this investment will bring our country, but also the jobs and prosperity the direct and indirect investment will bring to our defence industry and its supply chains locally.