Palestine and Trans-Jordan (Earthquake).

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 27th July 1927.

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Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it is intended to make any grant for the alleviation of suffering and damage by the earthquake in Palestine?

Photo of Mr William Ormsby-Gore Mr William Ormsby-Gore , Stafford

No application has been made to the British Government by the Acting High Commissioner for financial assistance in connection with the damage done by the earthquake. The High Commissioner is on the point of returning to Palestine, and will doubtless examine the whole question on his arrival and make such recommendations to His Majesty's Government as he may think desirable.

Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

In the case of St. Lucia and other colonies where grants were made, were requests first received

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

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether any historical monuments in Palestine have suffered at all?

Photo of Mr William Ormsby-Gore Mr William Ormsby-Gore , Stafford

Fortunately, I gather that none of the more celebrated historical monuments have been severely damaged.

Photo of Mr Harry Day Mr Harry Day , Southwark Central

Can the right hon. Gentleman say if the Government are finding any proportion of the money required for this purpose, and will it be used to feed the populace?