HC Deb 23 March 2001 vol 365 c420W
Mr. Patrick Hall

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures he is taking to persuade the Israeli Government(a) to lift the restriction or movement it has imposed upon Palestinian towns and villages and (b). to comply with its obligations tc uphold access to education and freedom of movement. [154715]

Mr. Wilson

Bilaterally and with European Union partners, we have in confidential demarches, public statements and in discussions during ministerial and official meetings, urged the Government of Israel to end the policy of closure, which restricts movement, including access to education. European Ministers renewed their call on Israel to end the closures at the General Affairs Council on 19 March.