Shadow Defence Secretary, Jim Murphy
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Murphy: 'Typhoon important to have in service'

The National Audit Office has accused the Ministry of Defence of failing to secure value for money from its £20 billion investment in the RAF's Typhoon fighter jet.

The spending watchdog says defence officials seriously under-estimated the costs of the plane but the government insists it has learnt lessons and improved its practices.

Shadow Defence Secretary, Jim Murphy, said it was important to have this aircraft in service in substantial numbers.

  • 02 Mar 2011