HC Deb 22 July 1936 vol 315 cc425-6

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will assure the House that no change in the declared policy of the Government with regard to the immigration of Jews into Palestine will take place until after the Royal Commission has reported?


As I informed the House on 19th June, His Majesty's Government can contemplate no change of policy whatsoever with regard to Palestine until they have received and considered the report of the Royal Commission. As regards, however, the suggestion that there should be a temporary suspension of immigration while the Commission is carrying out its inquiry, I am not at present in a position to make any statement as to the intentions of His Majesty's Government beyond saying that their decision will be taken in due course on the merits of the case, and that there is no question of it being influenced by violence or attempts at intimidation.