I said to the House: My Lords, last year the Government were found to have acted unlawfully in selling to Saudi Arabia
– another oppressive regime – arms which it then used for the Saudi-led bombardment of Yemen, leading to a huge humanitarian crisis. The Government have resumed sales to Saudi Arabia: how do they justify that?
Lord Ahmed of Wimbledon replied for HMG: My Lords, this issue was looked at in great detail by my colleagues at the Department for International Trade, including the Secretary of State. As I have said already, we have a very rigid arms export regime, and that continues to apply to all countries.