Orders of the Day — UN Security Council Resolution 1441

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:21 pm on 25th November 2002.

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Photo of Paul Keetch Paul Keetch Liberal Democrat, Hereford 9:21 pm, 25th November 2002

I assure the hon. Gentleman that the policy was not produced by my party in the heat of the moment. We have argued the same thing in the past. May I ask the hon. Gentleman a specific question? The Foreign Secretary said that our amendment might in some way put British troops in harm's way. I am sure that the hon. Gentleman would not agree with that. If he did, he would have automatically assumed that President Bush and the Senate were putting US troops in harm's way by their constitutional procedure. The amendment sets out a sensible procedure for getting all sides of the House behind such a resolution.