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The Conservative MP for South Swindon Robert Buckland has told ITV News West Country he is totally against anything that commits the UK to putting ‘boots on the ground’ or to taking part in an operation on anything like the scale of Iraq.
He said he was deeply cautious and sceptical about wholesale engagement without any timescale or exit strategy, and that is why he will be listening very carefully to what is being proposed in Parliament on Thursday.
The Conservative MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke Jack Lopresti is unlikely to be able to attend the Commons' debate on the situation in Syria, as he continues a course of chemotherapy, but has told ITV News West Country that he is supportive of the Government stance on this.
The Conservative MP for Central Devon Mel Stride has said it is likely he will support the Government position during the Commons' debate on Thursday but he wishes to take part in the discussion and hear from other MPs first.
The Conservative MP for Tiverton and Honiton Neil Parish said he will listen to the debate and is 90 percent likely to support the Government's response to claims that the Syrian regime used poison gas on its people.
Mr Parish said; "We are not putting in any ground forces and the bombing is restricted to Military chemical weapons. I am not filled with enthusiasm but I agree that action is needed because of Assad's use of Chemical weapons."
The Conservative MP for Tewkesbury Laurence Robertson has told ITV News West Country it is too early to say how he will vote once Parliament had debated what response, if any, it would make to the alleged poison attack in Syria.
Mr Robertson met President Assad in Damascus seven years ago and said the President had said to him; "Some people say that I'm [President Assad] a brutal dictator, while others say that I'm too weak to control my country".
The Conservative MP for South West Devon Gary Streeter has told ITV News West Country he will support a limited missile strike but definitely not troops on the ground or involvement in the civil war.
MPs from across the region joined in the Badger cull debate in Parliament today.
Labour claims that shooting badgers to control TB in cattle is ineffective and have put down a motion calling for it to be stopped.
The cull became legal in parts of Somerset and Gloucestershire at the weekend.
An Opposition Day debate on badger culling as a means of preventing bovine TB will take place in the House of Commons today.
Trial culls in parts of Somerset and Gloucestershire became legal at the beginning of the month.
The Badger Trust has released a video which they say shows the strentgh of opposition to culling.
The Queen has unveiled the government's plans for the next session of Parliament during her speech at the State Opening.
Stephen Williams, the MP for Bristol West, was given the job of leading the response in the Commons - traditionally seen as a light-hearted opening to the more serious debate that follows.