HC Deb 23 June 1930 vol 240 c784
26. Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has had any further communications from the French Government with regard to the Dead Sea concessions; and whether the question will now be referred to arbitration at The Hague?


The French Ambassador has recently mentioned the matter. As regards the second part of the question, I regret that I am not yet able to give a definite reply. The question of submitting the matter to arbitration is under active consideration by His Majesty's Government.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say when he will be in a position to answer further questions on the subject?


I am afraid I cannot. There are other Departments involved. I hope the hon. and gallant Gentleman will allow the matter to stand over.

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