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Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 28th October 2019.

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Photo of Lloyd Russell-Moyle Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour/Co-operative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2019 to Question 295 on Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia, how many of the licences were for goods that could be used in the Yemen conflict.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

The Court of Appeal judgment of 20 June 2019 placed the Government under an obligation not to grant any new licences to export items to Saudi Arabia for possible use in the conflict in Yemen.

The licence applications are still under consideration to determine whether they are for possible use in Yemen.

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