HC Deb 07 July 1937 vol 326 c330
25. Mr. Creech Jones

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether there is reason to apprehend further disorder in Palestine; whether there is evidence of increased anti-British propaganda among the Arab population; and why it was thought necessary that the battle-cruiser "Repulse" should proceed to Haifa?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

So far as my information goes, there is no immediate cause for apprehension and no special evidence of any recent increase of anti-British propaganda. The movement of a ship to Haifa was a purely precautionary measure.

Lieut.-Commander Fletcher

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether, following upon the recent representations to the Italian Government, there has been a diminution of Italian anti-British propaganda in Palestine?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

I do not think that that arises out of the question. It certainly has no connection. When the hon. and gallant Gentleman reads the report of the Royal Commission, he will see this matter in its right proportion.