§ Mr. Goodlad
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to seek to ensure that schools, including United Nations Relief and Works Agency schools in the West Bank and Gaza strip, are reopened and educational activity allowed to resume unhindered.317W
§ Mr. Waldegrave
We have repeatedly made clear our view that Israel's security concerns do not justify the closure of schools. We have called on the Israeli authorities, most recently in the European Council declaration on the middle east on 27 June, to allow the schools to reopen.