Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine (Development Proposals)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28 March 1945.

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Mr. Astor:

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will ask for a report on the technical possibilities of the Lowdermilk Plan for the development of Palestine.

Photo of Hon. Oliver Stanley Hon. Oliver Stanley , Westmorland

These proposals are at present the subject of private technical investigation. At a later stage, when they are more fully formulated, I will certainly bear in mind my hon. Friend's suggestion.

Photo of Mr Thomas Harvey Mr Thomas Harvey , Combined English Universities

Is it not a fact that if the proposals are proved practicable, they will give great benefit to both Arabs and Jews?

Photo of Hon. Oliver Stanley Hon. Oliver Stanley , Westmorland

I think we had better have the investigation first.

Mr. Astor:

Can my right hon. and gallant Friend say when this further investigation will be completed?

Photo of Hon. Oliver Stanley Hon. Oliver Stanley , Westmorland

I could not say that now.