– in the House of Commons on 15th May 1930.
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the breaking off of the negotiations between himself and the Arab Palestine delegation, he is taking any steps to remedy their grievances?
A series of conversations have taken place in the course of which the delegation have placed their views before Members of the Government in a friendly and helpful way. These conversations have now come to an end, but I should not use the expression "broken off." The Government is informing itself of the opinions of the interested parties before deciding what further steps should be taken.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that it would be quite possible, within the terms of the Mandate, to comply with the requests of the Arab Delegation; and, in view of the increasing interest felt by over 100,000,000 Mohammedans throughout the world, could he not give his very serious attention to this very difficult problem?
I can assure the hon. and gallant Member that I conducted a good deal of the conversations myself with the Delegation, and am fully seized of the points which they brought out, and, I hope, of the various considerations attendant upon them.