HC Deb 01 December 1936 vol 318 cc1044-5W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state the amounts of money paid out each year, under the several Unemployment Acts, in unemployment benefit, transitional payments, unemployment assistance board allowances, etc., commencing 30th June, 1924, up to 30th June, 1936, for the county borough of Merthyr Tydvil and for the administrative county of Glamorgan, respectively?

Lieut.-Colonel MUIRHEAD

pursuant to his reply(OFFICIAL REPORT, 19th November, 1936; col. 1934, Vol. 317)supplied the following statement:

the position is that special restrictions, imposed during the recent disorders, on the entry into Palestine of persons from neighbouring countries are still in force.


asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when he expects to be in a position to give any information concerning the damage suffered by the Jews in Palestine and the question of compensating them for this damage


I am awaiting a reply to the inquiry which I addressed to the High Commissioner for Palestine, as promised in my reply to the question put to me by the right hon. Member on 3rd November. As regards payment of compensation, I can add nothing to the reply which I gave on that date.


asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the British Government will be in a position to give evidence before the extraordinary session of the Mandates Commission to be held next spring to consider the recent disturbances in Palestine


The extent to which His Majesty's Government will be in a position to give information at the proposed extraordinary session of the Permanent Mandates Commission must depend upon how soon the report of the Palestine Royal Commission is available for the consideration of His Majesty's Government. On the 26th September my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs informed the Council of the League of Nations that His Majesty's Government would be happy to furnish the Permanent Mandates Commission with copies of the report of the Royal Commission at the earliest possible moment.