Labour and Co-operative Member of
Parliament for Kemptown and Peacehaven

Parliamentary question: Use of weapons by Israel in Palestine

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP to Mr Stuart Andrew MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence on 17 Jan 2019
Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP
"To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether UK-supplied military equipment has been used by Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territories since February 2018."
Mr Stuart Andrew MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence
"Military items sold to other countries by the UK require export licences. Export licence applications are rigorously assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, taking account of all prevailing circumstances at the time of the application. Signed end user undertakings from the intended recipient, about the intended end use, form part of our consideration but we do not rely solely on these when making our assessment.

Following events in 2018 on the Israel/Gaza border the Government reviewed all extant military export licences for Israel. We have no information to indicate that UK-supplied equipment has been used in a way that is inconsistent with the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria. The Government continues to monitor the situation in Israel and Gaza very closely."

Labour and Co-operative Member of
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