Unease Grows in England over Offering Aid to Syrian Rebels

Worries about weapons falling into the wrong hands


More than 80 Conservative MPs have written to David Cameron about their "very real concerns" about the idea of Britain helping to arm Syrian rebels.

They fear arms could fall into the wrong hands and the conflict could be prolonged.

They have demanded a debate and vote in the House of Commons before any decision is taken. The Leader of the Commons Andrew Lansley has offered them a debate and vote but no guarantee of when it might take place.