HC Deb 26 February 1936 vol 309 cc431-2

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that in January, 1935, a committee was set up by the Government of Palestine to investigate and report on the conditions of labour existing at the port of Jaffa, including wages, hours of work, conditions of employment, and stevedores' charges; that no report has so far been presented; and will he state the cause of delay in presenting a report?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. J. H. Thomas)

I am not sure what committee the hon. Member has in mind, but I will ask the High Commissioner for Palestine for information in the subject of his inquiry.


When communicating with the High Commissioner, will the right hon. Gentleman ask him to expedite the report of the district commissioner at Jaffa on the conditions of the local work-people?


I shall certainly include that in the inquiry.