Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine (Development).

– in the House of Commons on 10th December 1931.

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Photo of Mr Barnett Janner Mr Barnett Janner , Stepney Whitechapel and St George's

101.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any declaration will be made in respect of the development scheme for Palestine before the House rises; and, if not, whether the Government will be committed to any scheme before the House meets again?

Photo of Sir Robert Hamilton Sir Robert Hamilton , Orkney and Shetland

The reply to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second part, as was stated in this House on 20th July by the late Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, before approval is given for the guarantee of the loan which would be floated in connection with the development scheme the whole matter would be brought before Parliament for consideration.