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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 631: debated on Monday 20 November 2017

Ministerial Corrections

Monday 20 November 2017

Defence

Armed Forces Pay

The following is an extract from an intervention by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (Mr Tobias Ellwood) in the speech of Mr Paul J. Sweeney in the debate on Armed Forces Pay on 1 November 2017:

I just want to give the hon. Gentleman the opportunity to correct what he just said. It was the Labour Government who chose to abandon cats and traps, and who slowed down the building of the aircraft carrier, which cost over £1 billion on top of the original bill. That is what happened to the aircraft carrier under a Labour Government.

[Official Report, 1 November 2017, Vol. 630, c. 864.]

Letter of correction from Mr Ellwood:

An error has been identified in the intervention I made during the Opposition day debate on Armed Forces Pay.

The correct response should have been:

I just want to give the hon. Gentleman the opportunity to correct what he just said. It was the Labour Government who slowed down the building of the aircraft carrier, which cost over £1 billion on top of the original bill. That is what happened to the aircraft carrier under a Labour Government.

The following is an extract from the speech of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (Mr Tobias Ellwood) in the debate on Armed Forces Pay on 1 November 2017:

In conclusion, like all Members of the House, the Government want to ensure that our brave armed forces, those exemplary men and women who give their all for our country, continue to get what they deserve. Our forces are currently serving in 25 operations around the world.

[Official Report, 1 November 2017, Vol. 630, c. 877.]

Letter of correction from Mr Ellwood:

An error has been identified in the speech I made during the Opposition day debate on Armed Forces Pay.

The correct statement should have been:

In conclusion, like all Members of the House, the Government want to ensure that our brave armed forces, those exemplary men and women who give their all for our country, continue to get what they deserve. Our forces are currently serving in more than 25 operations around the world.