Urgent Question on situation in Syria: 26 February 2018

26 February 2018

Labour MP for Barrow and Furness, John Woodcock, asked an Urgent Question in the House of Commons on the situation in Syria.

Labour MP, John Woodcock asked the Government what action the Government was taking on the conflict and humanitarian situation in Syria following the attacks on civilians in the last week.

The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, responded by stating that the UK will ask the UN Security Council to demand for an ceasefire across the whole of Syria and for the immediate delivery of emergency aid.

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