§ Sir Frederic Bennett
asked the Lord Privy Seal what is the attitude of Her Majesty's Government to the Council of Europe resolution 728 on the situation in the Middle East; and whether he intends to take action on this text.
§ Mr. Hurd
We agree generally with the resolution. We have made clear our belief that resolution 242 could, with advantage, be supplemented to take account of the political rights of the Palestinians. We are now working with our partners in the European Community to follow up the Venice declaration on the Middle East with a view to determining our future actions. The declaration expresses the Nine's readiness to participate in a system of concrete and binding border guarantees within the framework of a comprehensive settlement.