The legal and regulatory framework for UK arms exports

SN02729

Published 04/09/2017 Amended 04/09/2017

Topics:  Arms control

Summary

This briefing provides an overview of the development of the legal and regulatory framework for UK arms exports since 1997. It also describes the main changes to this regulatory framework under the 2015-17 Conservative Government. During the last parliament there was also controversy over the use of UK-manufactured arms by Saudi Arabia in Yemen. As the current parliament gets down to work, there are potential uncertainties about the implications of Brexit for this area of policy.

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