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Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:24 pm on 17th April 2018.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 1:24 pm, 17th April 2018

I thank my right hon. Friend for his point. Indeed, I said during yesterday’s exchanges in the House that these strikes were of a particular nature. They were targeted, they were about upholding the international norm in relation to the prohibition of the use of chemical weapons, and they were carried out on a legal basis that had been used by Governments previously—I will come on to that later in my speech.