HL Deb 07 December 1994 vol 559 cc85-6WA
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.