HC Deb 20 September 1948 vol 456 cc496-7
30. Mr. McAdam

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what consultations His Majesty's Government have had with the Government of the U.S.A. in regard to the recognition by both Governments of the State of Israel.

Mr. Mayhew

The Jewish authorities in Palestine have already been recognised de facto as a provisional government by the Government of the United States. His Majesty's Government have not so far extended similar recognition and in present circumstances there is no change in their attitude.

Mr. McAdam

May I ask my hon. Friend if the British Government are entering into consultation with the United States with a view to both Governments recognising the State of Israel?

Mr. Mayhew

We are in constant touch with the Government of the United States on the Palestine question, but I could not give that assurance.