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Here is the full text of Jeremy Corbyn’s statement applying for the emergency debate on the convention that parliament should approve military interventions.
I seek leave to propose that – in light of Friday’s air strikes in Syria – the House should urgently debate the important matter of the government’s obligations, under parliamentary convention, to seek the approval of the House before committing UK forces to pre-meditated, hostile, military action overseas.
The cabinet manual published by the government in 2011 confirms their acceptance of that convention and guarantees that the government will – I quote – “observe that convention except where there [is] an emergency and such action would not be appropriate.”