MPs took part in a general debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday 10 September 2014 on Ukraine, Middle East, North Africa and security.
The debate was opened by Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Philip Hammond. The Shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander, responded on behalf of the Opposition.
The following reports by House of Commons select committees are relevant to the debate:
A general debate is held under a motion that the House has considered the subject. A motion expressed in neutral terms like this cannot be amended. It would be very unusual for a vote to take place on such a motion.
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