HC Deb 31 January 1940 vol 356 cc1127-8
25. Mr. T. Williams

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the amounts received by the Palestine Government last year in wharfage dues, storage dues and lighterage licence fees from the Tel-Aviv port; and the amounts received by the Marine Trust, Limited, from the Palestine Government for maintaining the services of the lighter jetty?

Mr. M. MacDonald

I have not the information asked for, but am asking the High Commissioner for the figures and will communicate them to the hon. Member when I hear from him.

Mr. Williams

When the right hon. Gentleman does communicate with me, will he state on what basis they justify the collecting of these dues, seeing that no payment is made to the Marine Trust for the maintenance of the jetty; and will he state further if these dues and fees are collected whether the Marine Trust makes a loss or not?

Mr. MacDonald

I will give what information I can on both those points.

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