HC Deb 02 December 1980 vol 995 c53W
Q19. Mr. Latham

asked the Prime Minister whether she will make a statement on the action being taken by the Western allies, through the United Nations, to bring about a ceasefire in the Gulf war.

Mr. Whitelaw

I have been asked to reply.

We all want to see an early end to this conflict. We and our Western allies are working at the United Nations and elsewhere to this end. We supported Security Council resolution 479 and agreed to the Secretary-General's appointment of Mr. Olaf Palme as special emissary to the region. We hope that his mission will advance the prospects for a political settlement of the dispute.

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