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Palestinians: Politics and Government

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 10 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the political situation in Gaza. (260030)

We receive regular reports from the UN detailing the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

My right hon. Friend the International Development Secretary visited Gaza on 1 March 2009 and called for improved access and urged the Israelis to relax tough restrictions on the type of goods that are allowed across the border. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary reinforced this message during the reconstruction conference in Sharm el-Sheikh on 2 March 2009.