HC Deb 02 August 1923 vol 167 cc1700-1
35. Captain FOXCROFT

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, since the declared policy of His Majesty's Government contemplates the gradual development of self-governing institutions in Palestine and in view of the continuous importation into that country of numerous immigrants, some of most undesirable character, against the wishes of an over-whelming majority of the native population, His Majesty's Government will grant to the native inhabitants some real control over immigration into their own country?


I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to Article 84 of the Palestine Order in Council, 1922, from which he will see that the question he raises has not been lost sight of by His Majesty's Government. I am not in a position to make any further statement on the subject.


Is it not a fact that no steps have been taken to give the Palestinians power to control this immigration except in an advisory capacity.


If my hon. and gallant Friend will read paragraph 84, which I have quoted in my answer, he will see exactly what has been done in regard to this matter.

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