§ 18. Major-General Sir ALFRED KNOX
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that negotiations are in progress for an agreement between Palestine Potash, Limited, and the Franco-German Potash Cartel; and whether His Majesty's Government has given its assent to such an agreement which would appear to be in violation of the terms under which the Dead Sea salts concession was granted to Messrs. Novoimesky and Tulloch?
Mr. J. H. THOMAS
I am aware of the negotiations to which my hon, and gallant Friend refers. The company were informed that the Governments of Palestine and Trans-Jordan concurred in the terms of the proposed agreement.
It is a sort of cartel agreement. If my hon. and gallant Friend would like to put down another question I will answer it, but I will also send him a copy of the agreement.
§ Sir A. KNOX
Surely this agreement is in direct contradiction to Clause 9 of the Dead Sea Concession?