Palestine (Restoration to Jews).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 27th April 1920.

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Photo of Sir Charles Edwards Sir Charles Edwards , Bedwellty


asked the Prime Minister whether the pledge given to the Jewish people by Great Britain, France, Italy, America, and the other Allied Powers to restore Palestine to the Jewish nation has been agreed upon by the Supreme Council; and whether Great Britain is to become the mandatory power under the League of Nations?

Photo of Mr Bonar Law Mr Bonar Law , Glasgow Central

The pledges made by the Powers referred to have been adopted by the Supreme Council. The answer to the last part of the question is in the affirmative

Photo of Colonel Josiah Wedgwood Colonel Josiah Wedgwood , Newcastle-under-Lyme

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether this decision will involve a change in the military governorship of Palestine, and when it is likely that civil administration will be instituted?

Photo of Mr Bonar Law Mr Bonar Law , Glasgow Central

That does not arise out of the question.

Photo of Captain John Jameson Captain John Jameson , Edinburgh West

In view of the fact that in much more recent times the national home of the Anglo-Saxon was Schleswig-Holstein, will the right hon. Gentleman consider the necessity of clearing the English out of England?

Photo of Mr James Lowther Mr James Lowther , Penrith and Cockermouth

The House has not sufficient time to make a historical research of that kind.