Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:13 pm on 14th November 2001.

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Photo of Lord Rea Lord Rea Labour 4:13 pm, 14th November 2001

My Lords, following the trend of the question from the noble Lord, Lord Elton, will my noble and learned friend assure us that the great success of the coalition in toppling the Taliban will not deflect from the need to act on some of the contributory causes to the act of terrorism that took place in New York? I refer in particular to the situation in the Middle East and to the statement by the President and the Prime Minister that a Palestinian state should be founded and that we should accelerate negotiations towards that end.