§ 40. Colonel ASHLEY
asked whether Emir Feisul has been in receipt of a subsidy from the British Government; whether this subsidy has been continued since the proclamation of Emir Feisul as King of Syria, including Palestine; and whether the British Government has informed or intends to inform Emir Feisul that it will not permit him to exercise any controlling authority over Palestine?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
No payment has been made towards the administrative expenses of the Occupied Enemy Territory Administration East since the 1st January, 1920. Before that date a subsidy was paid towards the expenses of the Arab Administration, but no personal subsidy was paid to the Emir Feisul. The question of the Emir's future status can only be decided by the Peace Conference to which he has been invited.