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MPs debate Syria - but no action yet

29 August 2013 Last updated at 09:44 BST

MPs will debate military action in Syria in principle only, after the government dropped plans for an early vote on British intervention.

A Commons motion to be debated later states that a final vote on action should be held only after UN inspectors report on an alleged chemical attack.

The government will also publish legal advice on taking military action later.

Labour will push its amendment to a vote and has not yet decided whether to support the government motion.

Norman Smith reports

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