Published Tuesday, 27 August 2013
MPs will cut short their summer recess and return to Westminster on Thursday to vote on a response to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the country's government.
It follows an attack on the outskirts of Damascus that left hundreds dead.
Mr Cameron returned to Downing Street on Tuesday to continue talks with international leaders to find a "proportionate" response which will "deter" Syria from using toxic agents.
He said the world "cannot stand idly by" in the face of the crisis, as Britain's armed forces draw up contingency plans for military action.
The recall of Parliament was announced as US defence secretary Chuck Hagel said his country was "ready to go" in its response to the weapons atrocity.
Local politicians have confirmed they will be attending the debate.
DUP Lagan Valley MP Jeffrey Donaldson said: "I welcome this special debate in the House of Commons. Going to war or military intervention of any kind is a serious business and it is absolutely right that the Prime Minister is seeking the view of Parliament."
Alliance East Belfast MP Naomi Long said: "I share the horror and revulsion of the vast majority of people when they see the humanitarian crisis which has been unfolding in Syria and particularly the images of civilians being subjected to chemical weapons.
"However, I remain unconvinced that military intervention is the right course of action in this case and will be listening carefully to the arguments put forward on Thursday."
Ulster Unionist Peer Lord Empey said: "Western countries' credibility in the Arab world is at an all time low after a pitiful response to the coup in Egypt so it is with a heavy heart that most Parliamentarians will gather at Westminster on Thursday.
"Any action needs thought through, must be based on hard facts and must be aimed at speeding up an end to this dreadful conflict."
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