Railway Development.

Oral Answers to Questions — League of Nations. – in the House of Commons am ar 5 Mehefin 1935.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

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

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether a copy of the Report of Sir Felix Pole on Palestine railway development has yet been received by the Colonial Office?

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

Would the right hon. Gentleman now give an opportunity to Members of the House to see that report, or copies of it?

Photo of Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame , Hendon

Obviously, I must consult with the High Commissioner of Palestine on the question of the publication of a report made to him.

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

Would the right hon. Gentleman take immediate steps to see that this is done, because there are very important issues raised?

Photo of Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame , Hendon

Some time ago I asked the High Commissioner of Palestine to let me have his considered opinion on the matter.

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

Will the right hon. Gentleman tell the House how long he has had this report in the Colonial Office?

Photo of Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame , Hendon

If the hon. Member puts a question on the Paper, I have no doubt the precise date will be given to him, but he may be perfectly certain that there has been no delay whatever in the matter. As a matter of fact, the High Commissioner discussed all these matters with Sir Felix Pole before he left, and I think he had a preliminary version of the report before he received it finally.