Urgent question on civilians in Idlib, Syria

18 June 2019

MP for Wirral South, Alison McGovern asked an urgent question in the Commons today on attacks on health facilities and the fate of civilians in the Idlib region of Syria.

Minister for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and International Development, Dr Andrew Murrison, responded to the urgent question and said:

"The government is extremely concerned by the current escalation of violence in North West Syria and appalled by the disgraceful and wholly unwarranted attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure; including hospitals and schools."

He went on to say: "We call in the strongest possible terms on the regime and Russia to cease these attacks and end the suffering of those in the Idlib governate."

Responding to the Government, Alison McGovern asked the Minister:

"To work with all of us, across this House, for the people of Syria."

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