Non-‘fiscally neutral’ defence review is go, minister tells MPs

A long-rumoured review of British defence spending will not be “fiscally neutral”, Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson told Parliament this morning as he announced that it is going ahead.

The review has been split out of an ongoing national security review headed up by the Prime Minister’s National Security Adviser, Sir Mark Sedwill. Unlike Williamson, career civil servant Sedwill is not an elected MP and does not answer to Parliament.

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Source: The Register