HC Deb 11 July 1928 vol 219 cc2215-6
10. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is taking any steps to ensure that the pipe line, if such is laid, to the Mesopotamian oil-fields shall debouch at Haifa and be under British control?

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

I have been asked to reply. I can assure the right hon. and gallant Member that the importance of this question is fully appreciated, but I am not in a position to add anything to what my right hon. Friend has already stated in the House on the subject.


Are we to understand that the telegram in the "Times" to-day, which states that it has been definitely decided to debouch the pipe-line at Haifa, is without any foundation in fact?


No, it is not correct to assume that there is no foundation for it, but we have not heard officially as to the statements which that telegram covers.


Are we to understand that the British Admiralty is taking a hand in the question, or merely the Colonial Office?

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is it the fact that the Board of Admiralty are now all ardent Zionists? They ought to be.

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