LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron has recalled parliament from its summer break to discuss Syria on Thursday, as his spokesman said the country's armed forces are drawing up contingency plans for military action in Syria.
"There will be a government motion and a vote," the spokesman told Reuters, adding that parliament would convene on Thursday. Holidaying lawmakers had not been due to resume their work until Monday, Sept. 2.
"We are continuing to discuss with our international partners what the right response should be, but, as part of this, we are making contingency plans for the armed forces," Cameron's spokesman said.
The prime minister will continue talks with other world leaders to agree a "proportionate response" to the gas attack, which the United States, Britain and France say was committed by Syrian government forces.
"This is about deterring the use of chemical weapons," the British spokesman said