Consultation outcome

Defence industrial policy

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Detail of outcome

There were 32 responses during the consultation period. This document doesn’t comment on the views expressed during consultation; the responses will be taken into account in refreshing Defence Industrial Policy.

Original consultation


Seeks views on refreshing defence industrial policy, in the context of SDSR 2015 and National security through technology 2012.

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Consultation description

The National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 confirmed that the government remains committed to the principles set out in the 2012 white paper National security through technology.

In this context, we will refresh our defence industrial policy and take further action to help the UK’s defence and security industries to grow and compete successfully. We will drive greater innovation into our defence procurement, and ensure that future investment decisions contribute to a more dynamic and productive economy.

The consultation questions will support this goal.

How to respond

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Published 22 November 2016
Last updated 13 April 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added Refreshing Defence Industrial Policy 2016: review of consultation responses.

  2. First published.