Mr George Hall: I have received no such reports.
Mr George Hall: No, Sir. The Akarigbo was entitled to a stipend of £100 a year under the 1894 Treaty and the claim of £3,000 represents the sum of the payments which he considers should have been made to him since he was installed in 1916. But since then he has been paid a salary from Native Authority funds, which has now risen to £600, and I am satisfied that its payment fulfils the Treaty obligation;...
Mr George Hall: I have looked into this matter. In all the circumstances, there is no justification for the claim, and this person is very much better off than he would be if the agreement were applied.
Mr George Hall: I am quite prepared to discuss this matter with my hon. Friend.
Mr George Hall: The functions which, in the opinion of the Governor, give him the salary to which he is entitled.
Mr George Hall: As the answer is rather long, and contains a number of figures, I will with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
Mr George Hall: I do not think that the latter part of the hon. Gentleman's question has anything at all to do with the matter. If he will wait and see the figures I am giving, I think he will find that the price of oil is not unduly high.
Mr George Hall: The answer to the first part of the Question is "Yes," Sir, and to the second "No," Sir.
Mr George Hall: The police are acting in strict cooperation with the military at the present time, and, if I may say so, they are doing their job very well indeed.
Mr George Hall: There are quite a number of Jews and Arabs serving in the police force in Palestine.
Mr George Hall: The police forces are apart from the defence forces in Palestine, at the present time.
Mr George Hall: The information asked for by my hon. Friend is contained in the "Survey of Palestine" published in Jerusalem by the Government of Pales-time for the, information of the Anglo-American Committee of inquiry. Copies of this publication, in which Chapter 10 is relevant, are in the Library of the House.
Mr George Hall: I understand that this project envisages the irrigation of the plain land of Palestine with the waters of the Jordan and the generation of hydroelectric power, partly by means of a canal taking water from the Mediterranean to the lower part of the Jordan Valley. As regards expert examination of such schemes, I would ask my hon. Friend to await the statement which will be made by my right hon....
Mr George Hall: I do not know that any experts, with the exception of Dr. Lowdermilk, have examined the scheme. The hon. Member will see the scheme described in the book.
Mr George Hall: I have not yet received a complete list of the arms discovered and owing to the blowing up of the King David Hotel it may be some time before full details are available to me. I would, however, invite the hon. Member's attention to the reply which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Preston (Dr. Segal) on 10th July in regard to the arms discovered at Yagur.
Mr George Hall: They were discontinued because it was the opinion of the Com-mander-in-Chief that they had achieved their purpose up to that point.
Mr George Hall: Present supplies in Malaya fall short of the minimum required to operate any rationing scheme. The local Governments are, however, distributing available supplies of textiles under a scheme designed to get this cloth to those whose need is greatest and to prevent its disappearance into the black market. Prices and distribution under this scheme are controlled.
Mr George Hall: The agreement in question was made with the British Military Administration in Malaya, and is still being observed by the Civil Governments. The British Association of Straits Merchants act as agents for the Governments and provide for storage and distribution in accordance with Government direction, for which they are paid reasonable expenses. A proportion of all supplies is allocated to...
Mr George Hall: That is another question, but I will look into the matter.
Mr George Hall: I am not aware of any proposal to create a trade union department separate from the Labour Department in the Malayan Union. The senior of the three officers mentioned in my reply to a Question by the hon. Member for South Croydon (Mr. Rees-Williams) on 24th July, has, however, now been appointed as chief trade union adviser to the Governments of both Singapore and the Malayan Union.