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

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Photo of Jo Platt Jo Platt Labour/Co-operative, Leigh 4:36 pm, 16th April 2018

Our response to the atrocity of a chemical weapons attack must be measured and made in the interests of the Syrian people, not just to reassure ourselves that we have taken action. This year, the UN has received only 5% of the $3.5 billion that it needs to assist the humanitarian needs of the Syrian people, so will the Prime Minister now increase the aid that we send to help to alleviate the suffering on the ground?