Syria: Refugees — Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:46 pm on 10th December 2014.

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Photo of Baroness Falkner of Margravine Baroness Falkner of Margravine Liberal Democrat 3:46 pm, 10th December 2014

My Lords, I obviously cannot go on with my question if the Cross-Benchers continue.

The Minister said that the Assad regime cannot be kept in place. Did he mean that President Assad cannot be kept in place and does he rule out in any future peace settlement any conversations that might allow some elements of the regime to take over in a transitional government? That is a change in position as far as I understand it.