§ Mr. Latham
asked the Lord Privy Seal if it remains the policy of Her Majesty' s Government that the State of Israel should continue to exist within secure and defensible borders; and what action he is taking to ensure the implementation of this policy.
§ Sir Ian Gilmour
The Venice Declaration has as one of its two basic principles the right to existence and to security of all the States in the region, including Israel. We believe that the Venice principles provide a balanced framework for a joint and lasting settlement, and, with our European partners, are working to convince all the parties, including Israel, to accept and implement these principles.