HC Deb 17 November 1937 vol 329 c369
28. Mr. Mander

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will consider the advisability of sending to Palestine, at an early date, the further commission contemplated; and whether he will make it clear that the British Government will not be deterred or delayed in taking this action by violence or threat of violence?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

This matter is engaging my attention, but I am not yet in a position to make a statement. The attitude of His Majesty's Government towards violence and threats of violence has already been clearly defined and I see no need for any further statement.

Mr. Mander

Will the right hon. Gentleman be careful not to take any action which will place the future control of British policy in the hands of terrorists?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore


Lieut.-Commander Fletcher

Can the right hon. Gentleman give some indication of the conditions that the Government will require to be fulfilled before they dispatch this commission to Palestine?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

I would rather not answer that as a supplementary question. It must depend on the general conditions.

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