§ The Earl of Sandwich
asked Her Majesty's Government:
When they expect the road map for the Middle East peace settlement to be published; and when were the last exchanges with the United States Government to expedite the process. [HL2323]
§ The Minister for Trade (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)
The Quartet road map will be published once a new Palestinian Cabinet has been approved by the Palestinian Legislative Committee. We expect this to happen shortly.
My right honourable friends the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary as well as FCO Ministers and officials frequently discuss the roadmap with US colleagues. The Prime Minister and President Bush discussed the road map at Hillsborough on 8 April. The Foreign Secretary also met Secretary of State Powell on the same day.