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Middle East

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to publish his Department’s report on economic development in Israel and Palestine. (97912)

As the Chancellor made clear in a speech on 10 October at Chatham House, an economic road map can help underpin the Middle East road map. An interim progress report on Economic Aspects of Peace in the Middle East was published by the Treasury in January and G7 Finance Ministers took stock of the situation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip at their meeting in Singapore in September. It is expected that the final report will be published at the appropriate point when economic proposals can best contribute to progress. G7 Finance Ministers are likely to return to the issues at their next meeting.