Yemen: UK Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:31 pm on 20th February 2019.

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Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Chair, International Relations Committee 3:31 pm, 20th February 2019

My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Tunnicliffe, for referring to the report of your Lordships’ Committee on International Relations, and to my noble friend for her reply, but will she undertake, given that this is probably one of the largest and most horrific humanitarian disasters of recent times, given our involvement because of our export supplies, to use all leverage, including possible suspension of arms export licences, to put pressure on all parties—I emphasise, all parties—to the Stockholm agreement, to hold the ceasefire, get the food sitting on the docks of Hodeidah to the starving millions and discourage further outbreaks of violence and bloodshed in this appalling situation, which all of us have a responsibility to do everything we can to halt?