MPs from our region are debating a government motion which could pave the way for military action in Syria.
The Prime Minister told them this afternoon he is convinced the Syrian regime was behind the use of chemical weapons, including an attack which killed hundreds of people in Damascus last week.
Parliament will vote later tonight on whether to back intervention in principle, but not on direct British involvement, which would need a further vote.
Paul Brand sent this report from Westminster - watch it in full below.
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