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UK has 'some of the toughest rules' on defence exports

The Prime Minister's official spokesman has said that Britain has "some of the toughest rules around" on defence exports:

We do have a large and important defence industry in this country. The Prime Minister is keen to see that industry prosper. That is an important thing for jobs in this country.

We have very strict rules, which are regularly reviewed, on the export of defence equipment.

On the subject of human rights and human rights abuses, these are issues that we consistently raise with other countries where we think there is a need to do so.

– Prime Minister's official spokesman