John Glen – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for International Development

The below Parliamentary question was asked by John Glen on 2016-04-08.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has made representations to the Palestinian Authority on reported payments by that authority to Palestinian prisoners in Israel.

Mr Desmond Swayne

UK officials meet regularly with the Ministry of Finance and consistently lobby it at the highest levels on whether prisoner payments can be made more transparent and affordable. I raised the issue of prisoner payments in September 2015 with the Palestinian Authority Finance Minister Bishara.