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West Bank

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

5. To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's priorities are for assisting Palestinians in the West Bank. (244089)

In the west bank, as in Gaza, my Department aims to help create the conditions for sustainable peace and to improve the lives of Palestinians. Our priorities are to help the Palestinian Authority to deliver essential services, support efforts to reduce restrictions on movement and access, work with the US and others to improve security, support development of the Palestinian private sector, and provide Palestinian refugees the assistance they need.