HL Deb 24 January 2005 vol 668 cc133-4WA
Lord Steinberg

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What funds they have allocated towards the conference to be held at the beginning of March 2005 to advise the Palestinians; and whether any non-Palestinians will be invited to give evidence at that conference. [HL712]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

The budget for costs for the London meeting has not been finalised yet. We will be clearer as to the funds allocated nearer to 1 March, when the meeting will take place. We will be happy to supply this information when it becomes available.

We are inviting several states and organisations with an interest to participate, including members of the Quartet, the ad hoc liaison committee (donor group), the G8, and the International Task Force for Palestinian Reform as well as the Palestinian Authority.