§ Lynne Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 21 January 2002,Official Report, column 583W, on the EU-Israel Association Agreement, What progress has been 304W made in resolving the rules of origin issue under the EU-Israel Association; and whether the EU is reviewing its position on the continuance of the agreement. 
§ Peter Hain
There have been further contacts between the EU and Israel with a view to resolving the rules of origin issue. These have not yet led to any significant progress. The EU has not changed its position on the continuation of the EU-Israel Agreement.