HC Deb 22 August 1945 vol 413 cc608-9
53. Captain Marples

asked the Prime Minister what consultations he has had with the President of the U.S.A. on the question of Palestine; and whether he will consider arranging with him for a small and impartial Anglo-American commission to examine on the spot the question of Palestine with a view to presenting a joint report to their respective Governments.

The Prime Minister

I am not at present in a position to make any statement on the matter.

Earl Winterton

In view of the perturbation which is being caused in Arab countries by the statements made by some Members of the Government and the unfounded rumours that His Majesty's Government are more friendly to the Jews because of the composition of the Socialist Party, will the Prime Minister soon be in a position to make a statement in view of the very serious situation arising in the Middle East?

The Prime Minister

Certainly, as soon as we have time to consider this matter a statement will be made. In the meantime I hope all unfounded rumours will be contradicted.