HC Deb 23 July 1931 vol 255 c1685
97. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the new inquiry to be held on the possibilities of land settlement and cultivation in Palestine will extend to the unoccupied or uncultivated lands beyond Jordan?

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

No, Sir. The scheme does not apply to Transjordan, which, as my hon. and gallant Friend is no doubt aware, is under a different administrative system.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

With great respect, may I ask whether the High Commissioner in Jerusalem is not also responsible for His Majesty's interests in Transjordan; and why a survey should not take place over a mandated area on which we have spent a great deal of money voted by this House?


I think we feel that we have quite enough material to deal with in Palestine.