HC Deb 06 November 1945 vol 415 cc1078-9
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.