§ Mr. Corbyn
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings his Department has had with representatives of the Polisario Front concerning diplomatic recognition of the Democratic Republic of the Western Sahara; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Renton
There has been occasional informal contacts between Polisario representatives and Foreign134W and Commonwealth Office officials. These do not denote any change in our neutral policy towards the Western Sahara dispute. We do not recognise the Democratic Republic of the Western Sahara.