Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:36 pm on 16th April 2018.

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Photo of John Baron John Baron Conservative, Basildon and Billericay 4:36 pm, 16th April 2018

Such decisions are always difficult, and Prime Ministers must retain the leeway to commit armed forces in extremis, but I hope the Prime Minister will understand that many are concerned, given our track record of errors in previous interventions and in Syria, that Government should be properly scrutinised before committing troops. Given the possibility of future interventions in Syria, under what circumstances does the Prime Minister think it right to come to this place and consult before committing armed forces?