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Terrorism And The Palestine Liberation Organisation

Volume 413: debated on Monday 6 October 1980

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What steps have been taken or are being taken by them together with other nations in respect of the escalation of terrorism; and with which other terrorist organisations are the PLO affiliated or in contact.

We cooperate actively with our European Community partners and in a number of international organisations to contain and reduce the terrorist threat. There is some evidence that elements affiliated to the Palestine Liberation Organisation have had contacts with other organisations engaged in terrorism. We continue to monitor closely the assurance from the Palestine Liberation Organisation leadership that any links which its affiliates may have had with the Provisional Irish Republican Army have been severed and will not be renewed.