Export Licensing: High Court Judgment

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:47 pm on 10th July 2017.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham 4:47 pm, 10th July 2017

I welcome the judgment, which demonstrates the robustness of the Export Control Act 2002, which was introduced by a Labour Government. It also supports the hard-working defence workers in our industry. The judgment states that the coalition did not deliberately target civilians and that the Saudis have procedures to abide by the principles of international humanitarian law. In the light of that, may I urge the Secretary of State to make representations to the Saudis to publish the outcomes of their own inquiries into the alleged incidents?