The British government’s close ties to the arms industry was illustrated this week at a London banquet hosted by the UK’s defence and security companies.
There were 40 MPs on the guest list for a £250-a-head gathering at the Hilton hotel on Park Lane organised by trade organisation ADS, according to information provided by activist group Campaign Against Arms Trade (Caat).
Business Secretary Vince Cable was the most high-profile attendee, and gave a speech at the event.
The Business Secretary gave a speech at the event also featuring BBC news personality Jeremy Vine.
A spokesperson said he was there to address some of the UK’s major employers, and declined to comment further.
The Independent has contacted other MPs reported to have been in attendance.