§ Mr. David Watkins
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's policy in relation to settling the Arab-Israeli dispute.
§ Mr. Hurd
We remain committed to an active role in the search for a comprehensive peace settlement on the basis of the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and the right of Israel to a secure and peaceful existence. If real progress is to be made, these principles must be respected by all the parties concerned, including the PLO, which will have to be associated with negotiations.