HC Deb 01 August 1980 vol 989 c855W
Sir Frederic Bennett

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether it is a necessary prior condition to any Palestinian settlement to ensure the right of self-determination for the Palestinians on the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip, as proposed in recommendation 349 of the Western European Union Assembly.

Mr. Hurd

As the European Council declaration of 13 June makes clear, we and the other members of the Nine believe that a comprehensive peace settlement in the Middle East must allow the Palestinians to exercise their right to self-determination through an appropriate process defined within the framework of such a settlement. It must also involve recognition of the right to existence and security of all states in the region, including Israel.