41. Mr. Colin Jackson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Common wealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the latest constitutional developments in the Persian Gulf.
§ Mr. Goronwy Roberts
The Rulers of the nine States forming the Union of Arab Emirates met in Doha from the 20th to the 23rd of October. I understand that the atmosphere at the meeting was good and that substantial progress, which we welcome, was made on the political issues involved in the closer association of the States within the Union.