Two companies have been ejected from an arms fair in London for promoting illegal torture weapons, prompting an MP to accuse the Government of "startling complacency".
French firm MagForce International and Chinese company Tianjin MyWay International Trading and their staff were ejected from the DSEI arms fair in London's Docklands after Green Party MP Caroline Lucas raised the issue in the House of Commons.
The companies were promoting handheld projectile electric shock weapons, weighted leg cuffs, and stun batons, according to Ms Lucas's website.
The firms have broken British law by displaying them in marketing literature at the fair, a DSEI spokesman confirmed. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are responsible for enforcing the law at the event, he added.
Ms Lucas said people could have no confidence in Britain's policy on selling illegal weapons and that DSEI's organisers have shown "time and time again" they cannot guarantee exhibitors remain within the law.
The MP said: "I am very pleased that they have been ejected but I think it is enormously worrying that it takes a question in Parliament to make DSEI do their jobs properly.
"One can have no confidence that the policy on selling illegal weapons is being upheld properly at all."
She went on: "It's frankly disgusting that items like this are being are being promoted at a supposedly legitimate trade event in Britain.
"Time and again the organisers of DSEI have shown that they cannot guarantee that exhibitors will remain with the law. The Government is supposed to regulate this event and has shown startling complacency."
The DSEI spokesman said the firms had their stands shut down and staff ejected as soon as the fair's compliance team became aware they had breached regulations.