HC Deb 21 June 1927 vol 207 c1676
63. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY (for Colonel WEDGWOOD)

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is yet in a position to state what steps are being taken in Palestine to put the Werko (property) tax on to a proper basis; and when it is expected that the change will be made in Jerusalem, Haifa, and Jaffa?


I am informed by the High Commissioner that the question of the reassessment for Werko purposes of properties in the towns of Jerusalem, Haifa and Jaffa is under the active consideration of the Palestine Government. I am unable to anticipate their recommendations. The questions of the reassessment of agricultural land for Werko purposes will be considered in connection with land settlement operations in Palestine.