Posted on March 2, 2018
Every year the House of Commons sets aside three so-called ‘estimates days’ on which to consider the estimates of public spending by government departments.
The Liaison Committee then recommends which topics of debate, often looking at recent reports by departmental select committees.
This year, defence has taken centre stage, focusing heavily on spending and recruitment.
According to Sir Edward Leigh, MP for Gainsborough, the debate reached consensus among parties that there is a “need to improve the Defence of the Realm”.