Syria — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:30 pm on 18th March 2015.

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Photo of Lord Hannay of Chiswick Lord Hannay of Chiswick Crossbench 3:30 pm, 18th March 2015

My Lords, the Minister has already referred to the reports of barrel bombs being dropped recently. Will she confirm that, although it is not illegal under the Chemical Weapons Convention to possess chlorine, it is illegal and a breach of that convention to drop barrel bombs containing chlorine? What are the Government doing to lodge an inquiry under the Chemical Weapons Convention organisation against the Syrian Government?