HL Deb 11 May 1995 vol 564 cc11-2WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action, if any, they propose to take in the light of the decision of the Government of Israel to expropriate 133 acres of land in East Jerusalem for use for Israeli housing, contrary to the intention of the Oslo Agreements; and whether they will seek a joint European Union-USA démarche on this matter.

Baroness Chalker of Wallasey

We are concerned by the decision of the Israeli authorities to authorise the expropriation of 131 acres of land in East Jerusalem. EU representatives in Tel Aviv have expressed concerns to the Israeli Government that the decision to expropriate land in East Jerusalem is contrary to UN Security Council Resolutions and to the spirit of the Declaration of Principles signed by the Israelis and Palestinians in September 1993 and might endanger the peace process; and have urged them to reconsider.