§ Mr. Latham
asked the Prime Minister what is the latest position regarding the proposed visit to London of a deputation from the League of Arab States led by the King of Morocco, for the purpose of explaining the decisions of the Fez conference; and, in view of the extensive time taken over preparations for this visit, whether it remains the policy of Her Majesty's Government that it would not be convenient either for the Prime Minister herself or for any other Cabinet Minister to receive for personal discussions a deputation containing a formal representative of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, without a prior declaration that that organisation explicitly recognises Israel's right to exist and has abandoned acts of terrorism.
§ The Prime Minister
We have made it clear from the outset that we warmly welcome His Majesty King Hassan's proposal that he should lead an Arab League delegation to London. We have now agreed with the Moroccan authorities that the visit should take place on 18 March and I look forward to seeing the King and his delegation then. Our policy on contacts with the PLO remains that set out by my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary last November in his reply to my right hon. Friend the Member for Brighton, Pavilion (Mr. Amery).