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Procedure : 2017/2029(INI)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : A8-0264/2017

Texts tabled :

A8-0264/2017

Debates :

PV 12/09/2017 - 12
CRE 12/09/2017 - 12

Votes :

PV 13/09/2017 - 9.14

Texts adopted :

P8_TA(2017)0344

Debates
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - Strasbourg Provisional edition

12. Arms export: implementation of Common Position 2008/944/CFSP (debate)
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  Geoffrey Van Orden (ECR ), blue-card answer . – I notice you had prepared your question before I had even started to speak, and also I don’t like the formulation you have used in your question to me. Of course I condemn totally the killing of children and other civilians in situations of armed conflict. But a ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia? No, I don’t support that. By the way, there was an action taken by the Campaign Against the Arms Trade – and of course, this is where it all comes from – against the United Kingdom Government. It was heard in the High Court of the United Kingdom in July of this year, and the High Court came out in favour of the British Government. We don’t have time for me to read the whole judgment, but I am very happy to circulate it to you. Basically it found that the decision of the Secretary of State of the United Kingdom not to suspend export licences to the Kingdom of Arabia was not irrational or unlawful indeed, and it was fully backed.

 
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