Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

Department for International Development written question – answered on 26th February 2016.

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Photo of Diane Abbott Diane Abbott Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations her Department has (a) made to and (b) received from Saferworld, Unicef, Save the Children and Oxfam on UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia in the last 12 months.

Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Secretary of State for International Development

DFID Yemen has longstanding and close working relationships with each of these four organisations, all of whom receive UK funding. Our dialogue covers all areas of relevant DFID policy, in particular our four priorities: supporting UN efforts to start political talks and return to an inclusive political process; increasing commercial imports of food, fuel and medical supplies; improving humanitarian access into and within Yemen; and strengthening the international community’s response to the crisis.

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