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Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 22386, tabled on 28 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress her Department's Export Control Joint Unit is making on re-evaluating of extant export licences in relation to the export of arms and military equipment to Saudi Arabia.

Answered on

5 March 2020

Work to develop a revised assessment process enabling the Secretary of State for International Trade to re-take the licensing decisions remitted to her by the Court of Appeal’s judgment of 20 June 2019, has advanced steadily and significantly since the judgment. An announcement will be made once the Secretary of State is in a position to re-take these decisions.