HL Deb 24 January 2005 vol 668 c134WA
Lord Dykes

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will make representations to the new President of the Palestinian Authority concerning effective measures to deter renegade attacks on Israeli civilians. [HL731]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

We continue to press the Palestinian Authority to make 100 per cent effort to stop terrorist attacks in line with its road map commitments. The new leadership of the Palestinian Authority has said that it will pursue security reform as a priority, and on 17 January Abu Mazen instructed Palestinian security forces to prevent further attacks on Israeli targets. The UK is working with the Palestinian Authority to improve its operational capacity to provide better security for Palestinians and to prevent attacks on Israel.