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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 2nd September 2013.

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Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Labour, Exeter 2:30 pm, 2nd September 2013

Why was the intelligence document published by President Obama on Friday so much more comprehensive, detailed and compelling than the one the Secretary of State published just the day before? If the Secretary of State was not in possession of the same information, which I find difficult to believe, why did he not wait until he could put all of the facts before this House, instead of forcing Members to make a decision when it was too soon and we were not in possession of the facts?