HC Deb 01 December 1930 vol 245 c1802
81. Mr. W. J. BROWN

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can now inform the House of the results of the inquiry concerning the statement by the chief immigration officer of the Government of Palestine to the effect that immigration certificates under the labour schedule in Palestine are supplied in blank to the General Federation of Jewish Labour; whether he is aware that Sir John Hope Simpson, in his report on Immigration, Land Settlement, and Development [Cmd. 3686], stated that the detailed facts alleged before the committee may not have been exact; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Dr. Drummond Shiels)

It seems clear that the statement referred to in the first part of the question is not entirely in accordance with the facts, so far as they can be ascertained. Inquiries have been made, but the results are somewhat inconclusive. It is not considered that it would serve any useful purpose to pursue the matter further.