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Origin Marking: Israel

Volume 501: debated on Thursday 26 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 16 July 2009, Official Report, column 568W, on origin marking: Israel, for what reasons the proposals on labelling of goods originating from Israeli settlements have not yet been published for public consultation; and when he expects the proposals to be published. (300306)

[holding answer 23 November 2009]: We fully appreciate the strong opinions that people have about this issue. It is because of the sensitive and complex nature of this case that the Government are still carefully considering possible next steps.