§ 29. Colonel WEDGWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, having regard to the present conditions, His Majesty's Government have now decided not to proceed with their plans for the proposed new Constitution for Palestine?
Mr. J. H. THOMAS
Since the recent Debate in this House I have had reason to believe that the representatives of the Arabs in Palestine would welcome an opportunity of stating their case to His Majesty's Government. Having regard to the fact that I received a few weeks ago a formal deputation representative of Jewish interests, it is natural therefore that the Arabs should have an equal opportunity of stating their case. I have accordingly instructed the High Commissioner to invite officially the Arab leaders to send a deputation to this country. This he has now done, and the invitation has been accepted. In the interval no further steps towards the establishment of a Legislative Council are being taken.