§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will respond positively to the request by Yasser Arafat that the United States of America and European countries should station international observers in the former occupied territories.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The Council of the European Union, in its joint action in support of the middle east peace process adopted on 19 April, stated that the European Union would, at the request of the parties, participate in a temporary international presence in the occupied territories, as called for in Security Council resolution 904. No such request has yet been received.