HC Deb 04 July 1918 vol 107 cc1818-9
2. Mr. KING

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether by a Memorandum, dated 6th March, 1917, and published in the Press of 19th January. 1918, Palestine is to be subjected to a special régime, to be determined by agreement between France, Great Britain, and Russia; and whether, as this agreement was made to secure the religious interests of the Entente Powers, which religious interests abide, even though dynasties and governments change, he will say what means are now being taken to make the objects and conditions of the Allies' campaign in Palestine clear and understood?


I would refer the hon. Member to the Proclamation issued by the General Officer Commanding in Palestine on the occasion of the occupation of Jerusalem.


Can we have more information about the special religious interests referred to here? They are undefined and unintelligible to the general public. It must be known to the Foreign Office what they are.


I think the hon. Gentleman will find those interests are dealt with in the Proclamation to which I have referred.