HC Deb 29 November 1989 vol 162 c315W
26. Mr. Steel

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government will monitor the elections within the Israeli occupied territories.

Mr. Waldegrave

We support the early convening of Israeli/Palestinian talks in Cairo to discuss the modalities of the proposed elections in the occupied territories, including possible international supervision, and shall be ready to play our part in helping to implement the arrangements agreed.

Miss Hoey

To ask the Secretary of State for foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations have been made by Her Majesty's Government to the Israeli Government concerning the enforced closure of schools in the West Bank.

Mr. Waldegrave

We do not accept that the closure of schools and universities in the occupied territories is justified. We have called regularly on the Israeli authorities, most recently in the EC statement on 6 October, to allow them to function normally.

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