Occupied Territories

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 9th September 2013.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Chair, International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact, Chair, International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many new housing units have been (a) announced and (b) approved in settlements in East Jerusalem and the Occupied Palestinian State since 29 July 2013; how many new housing units have been built in that time; how many Palestinian homes and other buildings have been demolished; how many Palestinians have been evicted; how many Palestinians had their East Jerusalem residency permit revoked; how many olive trees have been destroyed or vandalised; and how many Palestinians have been forcibly transferred out of Area C.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

As details are not held in the form requested, this information could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

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