Arms Trade: Israel

Department for Business and Trade written question – answered at on 8 February 2024.

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Photo of Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Non-affiliated

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment has been carried out by the Export Control Joint Unit into the risk of UK arms exported to Israel being used in violation of international humanitarian law; what concerns were raised during this assessment; what were their findings; and what plans they have to conduct a review of arms export licences to Israel.

Photo of Lord Offord of Garvel Lord Offord of Garvel The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade)

All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against our Strategic Export Licensing Criteria, including with regard to international humanitarian law.

We are monitoring the situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories very closely.

We can and do respond quickly and flexibly to changing international circumstances. All licences are kept under careful and continual review and we are able to amend, suspend, refuse or revoke licences as circumstances require.

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