HC Deb 27 November 1995 vol 267 c446W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Prime Minister what is Her Majesty's Government's policy on assessing the degree to which children have been involved in past conflicts in countries for which export licence applications for military equipment have been made. [2773]

The Prime Minister

We are committed to a responsible policy of defence equipment sales and routinely encourage other arms suppliers to observe similar responsibility in their own export policies. We take into account the human rights record of recipient states when considering applications for an export licence.

The United Kingdom is committed to promoting human rights worldwide.