UK firms have been granted licences to export bulletproof cars to Syria, MPs have been told.
A licence for armoured 4x4s was among the export permits which remain open despite President Bashar Assad's brutal repression of opposition in the country.
A spokeswoman for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills said the UK had one of the world's toughest arms control regimes and there was no evidence UK-supplied equipment had been used to crush protests in Syria.
Syria has accepted his plan to end the country's bloodshed but diplomats say they will wait for actions not words from the Assad regime.
Do diplomatic dreams match the violent reality on the ground in Syria?