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Saudis step up perks for British MPs to keep mum on Yemen: Report


British MPs have enjoyed over £130,000 in Saudi hospitality since March 2015, when the kingdom launched its military campaign on Yemen, the Middle East Eye (MEE) reported on Sunday.

The online news portal cited the latest figures provided by the Register of Members' Financial Interests, the watchdog focused on the UK parliamentary expenses.

The hospitality service includes business-class flights, luxury hotel stays, fine dining and meetings with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as well as senior officials. 

The report said 13 Conservative MPs, including Leo Docherty, have received a total of £87,467 in hospitality from the Saudi regime this year, up almost threefold compared to the kingdom's 2016 spending on the service.