Mr Andrew Faulds: Is not the lesson of the recent agreement between President Arafat and Mr. Netanyahu that even the most reactionary and racist forces in Israel are open, and do respond, to international pressures? Should not we in that case use those more frequently?
Mr Andrew Faulds: Would it not have been wiser to have increased the poor wages of the catering staff in this place, instead of the ridiculous introduction of an extremely expensive and not very well functioning restaurant, when the previous arrangements were perfectly satisfactory?
Mr Andrew Faulds: My congratulations. The Prime Minister made it clear that the current state of the peace process in the middle east was discussed. Was the issue raised that that American Zionist, Netanyahu, is endangering the extremely fragile peace in that part of the world, and that something must be done internationally to restrain that gentleman in consistently breaking the Oslo accords, to which the...
Mr Andrew Faulds: Out of order.
Mr Andrew Faulds: Further to the earlier point of order, Madam Speaker. As you will recall, I wrote you an extraordinarily warm, gracious and gentle letter yesterday, pointing out that as an old, old Member of the House, I do remember that the practice was that the Gallery does not exist. Yesterday—I regret having to make this point—there were two breaches of this practice. There was the recognition of...
Mr Andrew Faulds: I stand corrected, Madam Speaker.
Mr Andrew Faulds: Further to that point of order, Madam Speaker.
Mr Andrew Faulds: rose—
Mr Andrew Faulds: It is the same issue.
Mr Andrew Faulds: On a point of order, Madam Speaker.
Mr Andrew Faulds: May I pay respects to the excellent work that the hon. Member for Gosport (Mr. Viggers) has done in terms of British-Japanese relations, but may I urge the Minister—and the hon. Member for Rugby and Kenilworth (Mr. Pawsey)—that it is quite inappropriate to refer to any relations as Anglo anything? It is British relations with whatever the organisation or the country is.
Mr Andrew Faulds: rose—
Mr Andrew Faulds: The right hon. Gentleman should know by now my personal parliamentary character. I do not take instructions from even my party, and I certainly do not take instructions from any Chinese authorities. I have followed these proceedings with extreme assiduity and have come to the conclusion that it was our fault that the arrangements broke down—through Patten's misjudgment and probably poor...
Mr Andrew Faulds: Nonsense.
Mr Andrew Faulds: You are right for once.
Mr Andrew Faulds: What else is on offer?
Mr Andrew Faulds: Does not the hon. and learned Gentleman think that those are the very properties that he would have been shown?
Mr Andrew Faulds: British-Chinese.
Mr Andrew Faulds: Will the hon. and learned Gentleman give way?
Mr Andrew Faulds: I would like to correct the hon. and learned Gentleman, who is so wrong.