I fully appreciate why there is much concern about the global arms trade. I can assure you the Government takes UK's arms export responsibilities very seriously, and operates one of the most rigorous arms export control regimes in the world.
The Spending Review 2015 announced the Government's intention to consult on cross-public sector action on exit payment terms, to reduce the costs of redundancy pay-outs and ensure greater consistency between workforces.
There are strong views on this issue but it cannot be right for councils to have the power to make divisive decisions which set different parts of the community against each other. Such decisions would not be democratic or beneficial for community relations.