HC Deb 12 February 1930 vol 235 c408
58. Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, owing to objections raised by the French Government at the Dead Sea concessions being given to Mr. Moses Novomesky, the matter will now be brought before The Hague for their decision?


I do not accept the first part of the question as an accurate description of what has taken place. The hon. and gallant Member was informed by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs on the 10th February that it had not been decided whether His Majesty's Government would agree to the suggestion that certain claims to a concession for the extraction of salts from the Dead Sea should be submitted to arbitration. I can add nothing to that statement at present.