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

Parliamentary question: Yemen

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP to Harriett Baldwin MP, The Minister of State, Department for International Development on 24 Apr 2018
Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP
"The UK is not meant to sell weapons to countries when there is a clear risk that they will kill innocent civilians or break international humanitarian law. We sell 50% of all our weapons to Saudi Arabia, and 61% of all the killings have been the result of Saudi and coalition airstrikes. What is the Government’s red line on breaking international humanitarian law? When will we stop licensing the killing of innocent civilians?"
Harriett Baldwin MP, The Minister of State, Department for International Development
"The hon. Gentleman might even be a member of one of the Committees involved in this, so he will know exactly what the wording is for our arms exports criteria. We have heard from other colleagues about the missiles that are being fired into Saudi Arabia, and this allows me to reiterate—perhaps in conclusion, Mr Speaker—that a political solution is the only way forward to bring long-term stability to Yemen. "

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