Surplus Surface Water (Legislation).

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine. – in the House of Commons on 15th July 1942.

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Photo of Mr Daniel Frankel Mr Daniel Frankel , Stepney Mile End

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that the Government in Palestine are contemplating legislation to restrict the free use of surplus surface water; and whether, in view of the opinion there that any such action will seriously impede farming developments and thus hinder increasing agricultural productivity, he will take steps to have such legislation postponed pending further consideration of the objections to it?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

Yes, Sir. My Noble Friend is already in communication with the High Commissioner for Palestine regarding the proposed Irrigation Ordinance.