Emigration.

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine. – in the House of Commons on 21st February 1922.

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Photo of Lieutenant Alfred Raper Lieutenant Alfred Raper , Islington East

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what control the proposed Legislative Assembly in Palestine will exercise on emigration?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Dundee

The exact scope of the functions to be exercised by the proposed Legislative Council for Palestine is still a matter of discussion. I should prefer to make no statement on the subject for the present.

Photo of Lieutenant Alfred Raper Lieutenant Alfred Raper , Islington East

May I ask if, at the present time, it is a fact that the majority of the residents in Palestine have no control whatsoever over emigration into their own country?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Dundee

It certainly is the fact, and if the hon. Gentleman had followed the many Debates and discussions on this subject, he would hardly think it necessary to put forward such a query.