Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 12:26 pm on 26th September 2014.

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Photo of Graham Allen Graham Allen Chair, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee 12:26 pm, 26th September 2014

My hon. Friend knows about these things. Is it not a fact that this whole debate, and all the build-up to it, is in reality about the deployment of about six Tornado aircraft in north Iraq? If we are genuine about being humanitarian, would it not be better to deploy about 60 fully laden cargo aircraft to deliver medical supplies, food and water to the affected areas?