PRIME MINISTER – SYRIA – 5 June 2013

Dr Julian Lewis: Will the Prime Minister confirm that he will recall Parliament before any action is taken to arm the Syrian opposition during the recess?

[The Prime Minister: I have never been someone who wants to stand against the House having a say on any of these issues, and I have always been early on making sure that Parliament is recalled to discuss important issues. Let me stress, as I did on Monday, that no decision has been taken to arm the rebels, so I do not think that this issue arises. However, as I said, I supported holding the vote on Iraq. In my premiership, on the issue of Libya, I recalled the House as soon as I possibly could and allowed the House to have a vote. As I said, this issue does not arise at present because we have made no decision to arm the rebels.]

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