HC Deb 27 July 1938 vol 338 c3090
30. Mr. Dobbie

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that there is a considerable unrest among Palestine Government railwaymen owing to the inadequate amount of gratuity paid on retirement from the service; and whether he intends to adopt the recommendation made by the High Commissioner in June, 1935, that in future on retirement the men be granted two weeks' pay instead of one for each year of service?

Mr. M. MacDonald

I have no recent information on this subject and I am asking the High Commissioner for a report. I will communicate with the hon. Member when I receive the reply.

Mr. Dobbie

In view of the promises that were made by the right hon. Gentleman's predecessor, will he be prepared further to review the situation in the light of certain knowledge with which I am prepared to furnish him?

Mr. MacDonald

I should be glad to receive any information that the hon. Member has. It might be wise perhaps to await first the report from the High Commissioner, for which I am asking, and with which I will furnish the hon. Member when it arrives.

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