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MPs debate the situation in Yemen

15 December 2016

On Thursday 12 January 2017 MPs debated and approved a motion on Yemen.

Watch the debate and read the transcript

The House of Commons Library also produced a number of briefing papers which include more information on the topic.

The Motion debated and approved

"That this House notes the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the impact of the conflict on civilians; condemns any breach of International Humanitarian Law; and calls for an urgent independent investigation into reports of breaches of International Humanitarian Law on both sides of the conflict."

Backbench Business Committee

The Backbench Business Committee meets weekly on Tuesdays to consider requests for debates from any backbench Members of Parliament on any subject.

The Committee then has to decide how to allocate the limited Parliamentary time it has at its disposal. The Committee's meetings are always conducted in public and can be watched on Parliament TV.

This debate was originally determined by the Backbench Business Committee following a application from Stephen Twigg and Chris White.

Further Information

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