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Yemen: Arms Trade

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL14604, tabled on 15 March 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received any information from third parties about use of weapons supplied by British companies in the Yemen conflict.

Answered on

28 March 2019

A number of third parties, including NGOs and international organisations, publish regular reports and analysis which detail political and humanitarian developments in Yemen. This information is taken into account and considered as a serious part of any licencing decisions made by the Export Control Joint Unit, the UK's arms export control licensing authority, which is responsible for making assessments against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria. The FCO also engages in regular dialogue with NGOs and international organisations about the latest developments and any details provided about the changing situation are also taken in account for any export licence decisions made.