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Part of Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 14th May 2003.

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Photo of Tony Blair Tony Blair Prime Minister 11:30 am, 14th May 2003

Yes. The road map has been published and the priority must be the implementation of phase 1. That means improved security from the Palestinians, a freeze on settlement activity, and continuing assistance by the international community for reform and humanitarian assistance. I hope that we now have a situation where, for the first time in many, many months—indeed, for the first time in a couple of years—there is the real prospect of progress on the Palestinian issue. I very much welcome the attempts of Secretary Colin Powell and the American Government, working in concert with other Governments, to push the matter forward. We will continue to play our full part in that.