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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 681: debated on Monday 28 September 2020

Ministerial Corrections

Monday 28 September 2020

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Yemen

The following is an extract from the debate on Yemen on 24 September 2020.

… We recognise the concerns about our arms sales policy. We have reviewed it in the light of the Court of Appeal decision, and all sales are measured against the revised set of criteria.

[Official Report, 24 September 2020, Vol. 680, c. 1206.]

Letter of correction from the Minister for the Middle East and North Africa:

An error has been identified in my winding-up speech in the debate on Yemen.

The correct statement should have been:

… We recognise the concerns about our arms sales policy. We have reviewed it in the light of the Court of Appeal decision, and all sales are measured against the criteria with a revised methodology.

Occupied Palestinian Territories

The following is an extract from the debate on the Occupied Palestinian Territories on 24 September 2020.

… As I have said, the British Government firmly oppose boycotts of Israel, but we understand the concerns of people who do not wish to purchase goods exported from Israeli settlements near the OPTs. It was in order to allow consumers to have that choice that in December 2009 the UK Government introduced voluntary guidance to enable products from Israeli settlements near the OPTs to be specifically labelled as such.

[Official Report, 24 September 2020, Vol. 680, c. 1235.]

Letter of correction from the Minister for the Middle East and North Africa:

Errors have been identified in my winding-up speech in the debate on the Occupied Palestinian territories.

The correct statements should have been:

… As I have said, the British Government firmly oppose boycotts of Israel, but we understand the concerns of people who do not wish to purchase goods exported from Israeli settlements in the OPTs. It was in order to allow consumers to have that choice that in December 2009 the UK Government introduced voluntary guidance to enable products from Israeli settlements in the OPTs to be specifically labelled as such.