§ Mr. Alan Duncan
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made since 18 March to the(a) Israeli Government and (b) US Administration about Yasser Arafat's attendance at and return from the forthcoming Arab Summit in Beirut. 
§ Mr. Bradshaw
[holding answer 10 April 2002]: In the months leading up to the Arab League Summit in Beirut, we repeatedly called on the Israeli government to release the restrictions on Arafat's freedom of movement. We were also in close contact with our US colleagues who were working to achieve the same goal.