§ Mrs. Fyfe
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is his policy in respect of the case for elections to determine the representatives of the Palestinians; and what estimate has been made of the effect of such elections on creating delay in the holding of an international conference on the middle east.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
We support proposals for a dialogue between Israel and representative Palestinians. They could discuss among other things possible arrangements for elections in the occupied territories. This could be a useful step in preparing for an international conference which we think will be needed at the appropriate time.