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Daesh

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th September 2016.

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Photo of Clive Lewis Clive Lewis Shadow Secretary of State for Defence 12:00 am, 12th September 2016

We all very much welcome the recent announcement of a ceasefire in Syria. As well as providing an opportunity for all sides to focus on defeating Daesh, it creates a space for further negotiations aimed at ending the conflict once and for all. The need for a negotiated settlement in Syria is as urgent as ever, particularly in light of horrifying reports of yet another chlorine attack in recent days. Will the Secretary of State tell the House a little more about the implications for the delivery of humanitarian aid to civilians in Syria under the ceasefire details?