Statement on Palestinian resolution at UN

28 November 2012

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague, made a statement to the House of Commons on 28 November on the Palestinian resolution to be moved at the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday 29 November 2012.

Shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander, responded on behalf of the Opposition.

The Foreign Secretary said that the resolution calls for the upgrading of the Palestinian UN status from 'observer' to 'non-member observer' state.

He went on to inform the House of the discussions the Government has had about the resolution with the Palestinian leadership and how the Government intends to proceed.

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday) and after any Urgent Questions.

Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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