Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology (including Defence Exports)


The minister is responsible for delivering the Equipment Plan, DE&S reform, relations with defence industry and exports.

Priority areas:

  • DE&S reform
  • current delivery of the Defence Equipment Plan
  • defence exports

Other responsibilities include:

  • defence equipment and support agenda
  • UK/France High Level Working Group
  • Defence Science and Technology (including DSTL)
  • joint support chain
  • asset disposal, including PEX(A) lead
  • defence relations with Asia and the Gulf

Previous holders of this role

  1. Philip Dunne MP

    • 2012 to 2015
  2. Peter Luff

    • 2010 to 2012


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