58. Captain CAZALET
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can tell the House how much land still remains in Palestine owned by the Arabs; and what proportion of this land is held, respectively, by owner-occupiers, by landlords, or on some communal system?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. J. H. Thomas)
I am consulting the High Commissioner for Palestine on the points raised by my hon. and gallant Friend, and I will communicate with him in due course.
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the legislation proposed in Palestine as to the restriction on the sale of land in the future is intended to apply to all land held by the Arabs or only to that held by owner-occupiers?
§ Mr. J. H. THOMAS
The proposed legislation will apply to all land outside the excluded areas, whether held by Arabs or by Jews and whether held by landlords or by owner-occupiers.
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
Can we be assured that legislation will not be imposed without this House being consulted?