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Gaza: Weapons

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 22 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representation he has made to the Government of Egypt on stopping the smuggling of weapons into Gaza. (199564)

Arms smuggling into Gaza remains a great concern. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary met his Egyptian counterpart Aboul Gheit on 19 February 2007 to discuss the situation on Gaza. The Quadrilateral Committee, which consists of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt and the US has been working closely to address the issue of smuggling and border control.