i. The Legal Subcommittee referred to in point (g) of the first subparagraph has agreed on the modalities for the transfer of proceedings by the Israeli courts referred to in point (g) of paragraph 1 and, where appropriate, on the granting of mutual legal assistance by Israel to the Palestinian Authority in the defence of those rights. I would like to join in the tributes paid by the good gentleman, the member for Woodford (Mr. Churchill). First of all, it should be emphasized that the viceroy showed great state art and a combination of patience, initiative and energy, which is indeed rare. Across the British Commonwealth, we have all been waiting for the statement just made by the Prime Minister and we are delighted that the three major parties in India have agreed on the plan. Since this country announced its intention to hand over to the Indians the Government of India and the direction of Indian affairs, we have been concerned about three things: first, that there should be an accountable authority to which power and duty can be entrusted to the government; secondly, that authority should be as the Indians themselves would like, and of their own conception and choice; and thirdly, that there should be riot prevention. The less we talk today about the details of the statement that has just been made by the Prime Minister, the better. We strive to hear Indian opinions and opinions and we should not say anything that could lead to disruption. We hope that he will settle by mutual agreement for the good of Indians of all classes and without distinction. It would simply be added that time passes, 44 and the sooner steps are taken to allow for an effective transition, the better.

In order for the successor authorities to have time to prepare for the seizure of power, it is important that all the above-mentioned processes be completed as soon as possible. In order to avoid any delay, the provinces or parts of provinces shall act independently of one another, to the extent possible under the conditions of this plan, the existing Constituent Assembly and the new Constituent Assembly (if any) shall prepare constitutions for their respective territories; Of course, they will be free to formulate their own rules. b. The Palestinian Authority may provide the civil administration with information on such payments if it considers that the Israeli`s income is covered by paragraph 3(b) in order to assist the civil administration in collecting taxes on such income. DESIRING to bring into force the Declaration of Principles on Provisional Self-Government Arrangements, signed in Washington, D.C. on 13 September 1993 (hereinafter referred to as the “Declaration of Principles”), and in particular Article VI thereof on the preparatory delegation of powers and competences and the minutes agreed for that purpose; h. . . .