HC Deb 09 February 1983 vol 36 c392W
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.