Yemen

Part of Concentrix – in the House of Commons at 3:53 pm on 26th October 2016.

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Photo of John Woodcock John Woodcock Labour/Co-operative, Barrow and Furness 3:53 pm, 26th October 2016

It is so gracious of the shadow Secretary of State to give way. I welcome the fact that this subject is being raised in the House today and I agree with her calls for an independent investigation into this matter. The coalition is precisely focused on training Saudis to be better able to be in compliance with international humanitarian law so that our interventions, if effective, will create fewer civilian casualties. Can she explain why she has insisted, despite a number of us asking about this, keeping in the motion the fact that the UK should withdraw support for the coalition, making it very hard for many of us to vote for it?