HC Deb 30 April 1935 vol 301 c191

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has received the report from the High Commissioner regarding the dispute between the Iraq Petroleum Company in Palestine and their employes; and, if so, will he state its nature?

Sir WALTER WOMERSLEY (Lord of the Treasury)

I have been asked to reply. My right hon. Friend has received a report from the High Commissioner regarding this dispute. The dispute was settled on the 10th of March and the settlement covers a large number of points governing the conditions of service of the Company's employés. The settlement appears to have been amicably reached, and my right hon. Friend has no reason to think that it is not fair to both parties.


Will the hon. Gentleman be good enough to ask his right hon. Friend whether it will be possible for us to have a copy of the settlement placed in the Library?


My information is that this report has only just been received by my right hon. Friend, and I suggest to the hon. Member that he should put a further question.