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MPs debate Syria after ministers drop quick vote on action

29 August 2013 Last updated at 13:41 BST

MPs are set to debate military action in Syria in principle only, after the government dropped plans for a speedy vote on British intervention.

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

Labour had threatened to withdraw its support for the government's plans.

Robin Brant reports.