§ 75. Mr. JANNER
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the present value of the surplus funds held by the Palestine Government, and what was the revenue and expenditure, respectively, from the end of the financial year 1934–35 to the last available date?
§ Commander SOUTHBY
According to the latest information, the surplus balances of Palestine at 30th September last amounted to £6,005,516. From 31st March, 1935, to 30th September revenue amounted to £2,960,203 and expenditure to £1,688,242. These figures are subject to revision.
§ Mr. JANNER
In view of the large excess of revenue over expenditure, will the hon. and gallant Member see to it that the claims of many industries and institutions in Palestine will be examined in that light, so that the industrial state of affairs there may be improved?