HC Deb 07 December 1983 vol 50 c174W
37. Mr. Roy Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he is contemplating any new initiative to bring about a peaceful settlement in the middle east.

Mr. Luce

The parties themselves must take the Lead in the search for a settlement. President Reagan's proposals of 1 September 1982 offer a realistic starting point for negotiations. We shall continue to play an active role in urging the parties to settle their differences through negotiations.

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