Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine (Administration).

– in the House of Commons at on 29 July 1931.

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Photo of Mr George Knight Mr George Knight , Nottingham South

32.

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies what further changes in personnel in the civil and judicial administration of Palestine it is proposed to make?

Photo of Dr Thomas Shiels Dr Thomas Shiels , Edinburgh East

No doubt some changes will be necessary as a result of the recent Financial Commission, but I am not at present in a position to make any statement.

Photo of Mr George Knight Mr George Knight , Nottingham South

Will the hon. Gentleman say whether the judicial side is under review?

Photo of Dr Thomas Shiels Dr Thomas Shiels , Edinburgh East

I am sorry that I am not able to add anything to what I have said.

Photo of Mr Brendan Bracken Mr Brendan Bracken , Paddington North

Will the claims of Members of this House be considered when these judicial appointments are made?

Photo of Mr Francis Smith Mr Francis Smith , Nuneaton

May I ask whether the hon. Gentleman's attention has not been drawn to the fact that the Palestinian legal administration acted in defiance of the findings of the court, and whether he will make inquiries into this, and see that it is put an end to, as it is leading to considerable dissatisfaction?

Photo of Dr Thomas Shiels Dr Thomas Shiels , Edinburgh East

No, Sir. My attention has not been called to that matter.