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MPs criticise UK arms deals

Ministers past and present have been criticised over the UK's export of weapons to regimes in Africa and the Middle East.

The cross-party Committees on Arms Exports Controls accused ministers of "misjudging" the risk that the weapons might be used for internal repression.

Countries recently sold UK arms include Libya, Egypt and Bahrain.

Jonathan Beale reports.

  • 05 Apr 2011
  • From the section UK