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Gaza

House of Lords written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Government of Israel regarding access to Gaza via the Erez border crossing for foreign parliamentary delegations.

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)

We regularly raise our concerns about Gaza, including on movement and access issues, with the Government of Israel.

We will continue to work with the quartet representative, the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to reopen Gaza for business. We believe that a strong economy in the Occupied Territories is key to promoting peace, stability and prosperity.

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