§ Mr. Newens
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if Her Majesty's Government will initiate proposals designed to secure a peace settlement in the civil war in Oman based on the withdrawal of all foreign military support from the Sultan and the insurgents.
§ Mr. Ennals
No. However, as I indicated in my reply to my hon. Friend's similar Question on 19th November— [Vol. 881, c.384.]—Her Majesty's Government welcome any attempt to negotiate a settlement of the Dhofar rebellion which have the support of the parties involved.