Oral Answers to Questions — Near and Middle East. – in the House of Commons on 26th March 1919.
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Peace Conference have recently appointed a special sub-commission of five representatives to visit Syria and other countries in the Near and Middle East, with a view to reporting on the political situation in those countries to the Peace Conference; who are the five men selected; which Powers do they represent; and which countries are they to visit?
I understand that it has been decided at Paris that a special Sub-commission should be sent to the East for the purpose mentioned, but I have not heard whether any decision has been reached with regard to its composition, the number of its members, the Powers to be represented, or the countries to be visited.
Will the hon. Gentleman say whether the dispatch of this mission indicates any alteration in Government policy in reference to a Jewish State in Palestine?
Will the hon. Gentleman make inquiries as to the answer to this question from our representatives in Paris?
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the mission being sent to Syria from Paris will include in it number a representative of Arab opinion such as Colonel Lawrence?