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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:25 pm on 26th February 2003.

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Photo of Jack Straw Jack Straw Foreign Secretary 2:25 pm, 26th February 2003

I also heard the interview to which my hon. Friend refers. My right hon. Friend the chairman of the Labour party made it clear, as on other occasions, that a substantive vote would take place in the exact terms that I set out earlier. It is our hope and intention that that happens before any military action occurs. That is in the Government's interest as well as that of the House. Let me also give a separate undertaking that the result of the proceedings on the second resolution will be the subject of a debate and a vote in the House on a substantive motion.