HC Deb 23 March 1938 vol 333 cc1191-2
36. Major-General Sir Alfred Knox

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when he expects the revision of the general oil legislation of Palestine and Transjordan to be completed to enable permits to be granted for exploration?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

The revision is still under consideration, and I am unable to say when the new legislation will be enacted.

Sir A. Knox

When will this occur? It has been going on for years now. Surely the Government can frame legislation more quickly than that?