Nia Griffith MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, responding to a report by the National Audit Office into the MoD’s built estate, said:
“This report paints a shocking picture of mismanagement and underinvestment by the MoD which has left much of the defence estate in a deteriorating condition. The NAO is clear that the state of the MoD’s bases and depots represents a risk to military capability and a failure to guarantee value for money to British taxpayers.
“But amongst the most alarming findings is that a failure to invest in the estate may jeopardise the ability of the UK’s two new aircraft carriers to operate. This represents an outrageous failure to plan for the future and the Government must urgently ensure that it makes funds available so that these carriers can enter service without delay.”
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