HC Deb 28 March 1945 vol 409 c1370
77. Mr. Astor

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will ask for a report on the technical possibilities of the Lowdermilk Plan for the development of Palestine.

Colonel Stanley

These proposals are at present the subject of private technical investigation. At a later stage, when they are more fully formulated, I will certainly bear in mind my hon. Friend's suggestion.

Mr. Edmund Harvey

Is it not a fact that if the proposals are proved practicable, they will give great benefit to both Arabs and Jews?

Colonel Stanley

I think we had better have the investigation first.

Mr. Astor

Can my right hon. and gallant Friend say when this further investigation will be completed?

Colonel Stanley

I could not say that now.