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Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 5383, tabled on 20 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Answer of 29 October 2019 to Question 2947 on Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia, what her timescale is for completing the work re-taking decisions on whether to grant export licences for the sale or transfer of arms and military equipment to Saudi Arabia for possible use in the conflict in Yemen on the correct legal basis; and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

28 January 2020

The Government continues to consider carefully the implications of the Court of Appeal Judgment for decision making and is progressing the work to enable the re-taking of decisions on the correct legal basis. No specific timetable has been set for this work to be concluded.