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Western Sahara

Volume 410: debated on Friday 19 September 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress is being made on the Baker peace plan in the Western Sahara. [130574]

In July this year the Security Council called upon the parties to the dispute to work with the United Nations and with each other towards acceptance and implementation of James Baker's Peace Plan which provides for a UN organised referendum after a transitional period. The United Kingdom is encouraging the parties and States of the region to cooperate fully with the Secretary-General and his Personal Envoy to this end.