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1 May 2024 - Defence Spending in Northern Ireland - Oral evidence

Committee Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
Inquiry Defence Spending in Northern Ireland

Wednesday 1 May 2024

Start times: 9:00am (private) 9:30am (public)

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MPs to hear from NI defence giants on driving MoD investment

Representatives from Northern Ireland’s three largest employers in the defence and shipbuilding sector will be questioned by MPs on how to attract more defence spending to Northern Ireland.

Meeting details

At 9:30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Defence Spending in Northern Ireland
Chief of Staff and Corporate Affairs at Harland and Wolff
Director of Strategy at Thales
Managing Director, European Space and Defence at Spirit AeroSystems

MPs are likely to ask panelists from Thales, Harland & Wolff, and Spirit AeroSystems about opportunities for the Ministry of Defence to support NI firms and the challenges of securing the skills the defence and security sector needs.

Northern Ireland has one of the lowest defence procurement and services spend in the UK, at just £100 per head compared with £380 in Scotland.


Room 16, Palace of Westminster

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