§ 28. Mr. MORGAN
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that although more than two weeks have now elapsed since the beginning of the present disturbances in Palestine, the port of Jaffa continues to be closed; and whether he can give any reason for the Government of Palestine's refusal to reopen that port or, alternatively, to permit the unloading of merchandise from ships at Tel-Aviv?
Mr. J. H. THOMAS
According to my most recent information, Jaffa port, 1180 though working under difficulties, has not in fact been closed, and I understand that arrangements have already been made for discharging cargo at Tel-Aviv. I am asking the High Commissioner for a report as to the effect of the strike on the ports of Palestine, and as to measures possible for relieving congestion.