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

Philip Dunne MP


In September 2012 Philip Dunne was appointed Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology with responsibility for defence procurement and defence exports. He is the Conservative MP for Ludlow, Shropshire.


Philip studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University.

Political career

After the 2010 election, Philip was appointed Assistant Government Whip, a role he had carried out in opposition. He has been a member of the work and pensions select committee, the public accounts committee and the Treasury select committee.

Career outside politics

Philip spent 20 years in business and investment banking. This included chairmanship of a Venture Capital Trust which invests in entrepreneurial new businesses.

Personal life

He is married with 2 daughters and 2 sons.

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


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    • 26 February 2015
    • Speech
  2. National priorities in an international market

    • 24 February 2015
    • Speech
  3. MOD announces €200m Typhoon capability upgrade for the RAF

    • 23 February 2015
    • News story
  4. MOD announces preferred bidder to run military logistics programme

    • 19 February 2015
    • News story
  5. MOD brings businesses together for innovative defence ideas

    • 10 February 2015
    • Press release
  6. UK’s first A400M aircraft named “City of Bristol”

    • 9 February 2015
    • News story
  7. Centre for Defence Enterprise marketplace: securing our future through innovation

    • 6 February 2015
    • Speech
  8. Ministers sign agreement for prisoners to supply armed forces with kit

    • 2 February 2015
    • News story
  9. Prisoners to supply armed forces with kit

    • 1 February 2015
    • Press release
  10. £50 million armoured vehicles fleet support contract awarded

    • 23 January 2015
    • News story