Statement on Syria

07 February 2012

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague, made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 6 February on Syria.

Syria

The Foreign Secretary updated the House of Commons on recent events in Syria and efforts at the United Nations to pass a draft resolution proposed by the Arab League.

Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Douglas Alexander, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find current parliamentary material on the Middle East in the Topics and News sections.

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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