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Overseas Trade: Western Sahara

Volume 490: debated on Monday 23 March 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what advice his Department issues to companies on undertaking business with concerns based in Western Sahara. (262830)

The Government regards the status of Western Sahara as undetermined pending a negotiated outcome providing for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara. In this respect it continues to support fully the efforts of the UN Secretary-General and his Personal Envoy to the Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, and the negotiation process currently underway.