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UK Arms Exports To Israel

EDM number 1305 in 2017-19, proposed by Richard Burden on 22/05/2018.

That this House notes with concern that UK licences have been granted in the past two years for the export to Israel of categories of arms and arms components including sniper and assault rifles, pistols, weapon sights, targeting equipment, ammunition for small arms and grenades, smoke canisters, tanks, combat and military helicopters, military support and combat aircraft, and civil riot control protection equipment; believes that the Government must be accountable for the arms export licenses it grants; is therefore concerned that, in response to Questions in this House, Ministers have stated they do not collect data on the use of such equipment after sale; reminds the Government that criteria two and four of the consolidated criteria on arms exports precludes licensing where there is a risk that items must be used for internal repression or in the commission of a serious violation of international humanitarian law and considering the need not to affect adversely regional stability in any significant way and in the light of the extensive use of live fire by Israeli forces against Palestinians in Gaza; and therefore calls for a suspension of UK arms sales to Israel unless it can be demonstrated that weapons and components imported from the UK are used solely in accordance with the consolidated criteria.

This motion has been signed by a total of 5 MPs.

Richard Burden22/05/2018Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourProposed
Andy Slaughter22/05/2018HammersmithLabourSeconded
Grahame Morris22/05/2018EasingtonLabourSeconded
Lisa Nandy22/05/2018WiganLabourSeconded
Seema Malhotra22/05/2018Feltham and HestonLabourSeconded

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