§ Mr. Ivan Lawrence
asked the Lord Privy Seal what reasons he has been given by the Palestine Liberation Organisation for its continuing refusal to acknowledge publicly Israel's right to exist within secure boundaries.
§ Mr. Hurd
The Palestine Liberation Organisation is reluctant to make a unilateral move towards recognising Israel in the absence of any Israeli willingness to accept legitimate Palestine rights. We believe that it would be in the interests of both sides to accept each other's rights, and will continue to urge them to do so.