HC Deb 10 June 2002 vol 386 c812W
Mr. Clappison

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what Her Majesty's Government's policy is towards the title and status of Mr. Yasser Arafat. [58656]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

Yasser Arafat is President of the Palestinian National Authority and Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation. The Arabic word for "Chairman" and "President" is the same. We use both.