§ Lord Gainford
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is their policy with regard to arms sales to Syria.
§ Baroness Chalker of Wallasey
The EU arms embargo on Syria was lifted on 28 November. All applications for the sale of arms will be considered on a case-by-case basis in the light of the international guidelines to which we are committed. These include whether a proposed transfer would be likely to increase tension in the region or contribute to regional instability.