§ Mrs. Gillan
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about the progress of the peace process in Israel.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The seventh round of bilateral negotations between Israel and Arab delegations resumed in Washington on 9 November after a break for the US elections. The atmosphere remains good. The negotiations are addressing substance. All sides are in our view seriously engaged. The incoming US Administration have declared their commitment to the process.