The SNP share public concerns on the very grave situation in Yemen

On 19th December Brendan O’Hara, MP for Argyll and Bute, condemned the use of cluster munitions by the Saudi-led coalition and called on the Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon MP, and the UK government to immediately end arms sales to Saudi Arabia and to fulfil its obligations under the Cluster Munitions Convention to prevent non-signatories from using such weapons.

These calls were repeated by Hannah Bardell and Peter Grant, MPs for Livingston and Glenrothes respectively, on 30th January 2017. As regards the absolute need for an independent international investigation, this has been demanded by SNP MPs on numerous occasions, for example by Douglas Chapman, MP for Dunfermline and West Fife, on 18th October.

The conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen is a matter of grave concern for the SNP and a matter of priority for our MPs at Westminster in holding the UK Government to account in its collusion with Saudi violations of International Humanitarian Law. We will continue to apply pressure on the UK Government at every available opportunity.