HC Deb 22 February 1984 vol 54 c563W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government will recognise the Polisario Front as the legitimate representative of the people of the western Sahara; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Rifkind

No. It is not our practice to accord recognition to movements such as the Polisario Front, and to do so in this case would be inconsistent with our policy of neutrality on the Western Sahara dispute.