MP formally objects to increasing costs of defence training review
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin) (Con): On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will know the rules concerning the reporting of contingency liabilities: no contingent is allowed to proceed without examination if a Member of this House formally objects. Given that the Ministry of Defence suggests in a departmental minute dated 17 February that it is looking to increase the initial contingent liability on the defence training review project from £9.5 million to a staggering £40 million, without any ministerial statement, may I ask that it be put on the record that I am formally objecting to this MOD minute and new contingent liability?
Mr. Speaker: The hon. Gentleman has put the matter on the record, and I shall leave it at that.
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Under the deal, taxpayers will underwrite a further £32m of risk in order to push through the Defence Training Review, the