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Palestine

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 4 May 2006, Official Report, column 1808W, on Palestine, what factors are being considered in the review of the EU Police Mission in the Occupied Territories; and if she will make a statement. (75070)

The EU Police Mission in the Occupied Territories is under close review to ensure that it complies with the Quartet’s conditions on providing assistance to the Palestinians. The European Commission and member states are in close contact with the Mission, and an EU working group scrutinises the Mission’s regular reports. In addition, there will be a formal six-month review in July 2006.