Government loses Syria vote in Commons
30 August 2013 Last updated at 06:21 BST
British MPs have voted to reject possible military action against the Assad regime in Syria to deter the use of chemical weapons.
A government motion was defeated 285 to 272, a majority of 13 votes.
Prime Minister David Cameron said it was clear Parliament does not want action and "the government will act accordingly".
Iain Watson reports.