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Jerusalem (Venice Declaration)

Volume 15: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1981

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asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he will make a statement on the position of East Jerusalem in accordance with the Venice declaration.

As stated in the Venice declaration, we do not accept any unilateral initiatives to change the status of Jerusalem. The future of the city as a whole needs to be resolved in negotiation between the parties concerned as part of a wider peace settlement. East Jerusalem, which was occupied by Israel in 1967, remains subject to the provisions of resolution 242 concerning Israeli withdrawal.