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

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 4:36 pm, 16th April 2018

As I have said in response to a number of questions, when we were looking at this action, one of the issues we took into account was the need to ensure that we minimised the risk of escalation—we did that.