To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 September 2018 to Question 172062 on Syria: chemical weapons, what the evidential basis is for his statement that the Director General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons reported that they had been prevented from deploying to Douma by Russia and Syria.
22 October 2018
The Director General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) reported in detail on 16 April and again on 18 April to the Executive Council meeting of the OPCW about the attempted deployment of the Fact Finding Mission to Douma. The UK is a member of the Executive Council and was represented at both meetings. The OPCW Director General's relevant statements to the Executive Council are available on the website of the OPCW.