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Middle East

Volume 974: debated on Sunday 11 November 1979

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16.

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement redefining Her Majesty's Government's attitude on progress towards peace in the Middle East.

We support and encourage all efforts aimed at making progress towards a comprehensive peace. A just and lasting settlement should be based on Security Council resolution 242 with full provision for the rights of the Palestinian people, including their right to a land of their own.

33.

asked the Lord Privy Seal what is the Government's current policy towards the Middle East; and whether he will make a statement.

The Government's objective is a comprehensive peace settlement, negotiated on the basis of Security Council resolution 242 with full provision for the rights of the Palestinian people, including their right to a land of their own. We support all efforts aimed at this end.