§ Mrs. Dunwoody
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department(a) has done and (b) intends to do in ensuring the Arab states maintain their commitment to abandon the Arab trade boycott of Israel.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
Under the United Kingdom presidency, the EC initiated a demarche to Arab states urging them to lift the boycott. We continue to urge then to do so.