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Arms Trade: Qatar

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 183802, tabled on 25 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what human rights assessment the Government carried out in advance of its decision to provide the Government of Qatar with £4.5 billion of financing support for the export of Typhoon and Hawk aircraft and associated goods and services.

Answered on

30 October 2018

The UK operates one of the most thorough and robust export control systems in the world. The UK Government will not grant export licences where to do so would be inconsistent with the Consolidated EU and National Arms Exports Licensing Criteria, which include an assessment of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the country of final destination.

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