HC Deb 17 July 1923 vol 166 cc2038-9
39. Colonel Sir CHARLES YATE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, considering that the British Government is not responsible for the Palestine Loan and that the loan has been made without the consent of the Palestinian people, he can state how and when the £1,365,000 already advanced by the British Government is to be paid?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Ormsby-Gore)

No loan has yet been issued, nor have advances been made by His Majesty's Government to the Government of Palestine. The sum to which the hon. and gallant Baronet refers was advanced by the Crown Agents for the Colonies, and will be repaid from the proceeds of the Palestine Loan when issued.