Jerusalem: Planning Permission

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 22nd December 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about data revealing that seven per cent of Jerusalem building permits go to Palestinian neighbourhoods.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State

We frequently bring up the issue of the lack of building permits issued to Palestinians and the challenges this causes to the Palestinians. Most recently, on 24 November our Deputy Head of Mission in Tel Aviv raised the issue with Israel's Head of Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories.

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