§ 45. Sir Ralph Glyn
asked the Prime Minister whether he is now in a position to make a statement on the general situation in Palestine.
§ The Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)
I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Colonies on 2nd November.
§ Sir R. Glyn
Does the right hon. Gentleman realise the anxiety in all parts of the House, and the importance of this House having a statement, if possible, before he goes to the United States?
§ Earl Winterton
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman if he will explain why it was that, a week ago, in reply to a question by me, he said that there would be a definite statement at a very early date, and, if it is not possible to do that, will he issue a communiqué in order to contradict the unwarranted assertion that the cause of the delay is that 400 Socialist Members premised something that cannot be performed?
§ The Prime Minister
I can deal with that one straight away. It has nothing to do with it. A statement will be made as soon as possible.