HC Deb 11 March 1936 vol 309 cc2136-7W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the proposals for establishing a legislative council for Palestine are considered by the Government to have received the approval of Parliament; and whether it is intended to proceed with them in their present form?


A copy of the High Commissioner's communique which gives the substance of the Government's proposals has been placed in the Library of the House, but in order to provide for wider circulation I am having it published as a Command Paper. It will be some considerable time before the draft of the Order, which will set up the new constitution, can be ready for submission to the King in Council, and in the meantime there will be an opportunity for discussion in the House on the Colonial Office Vote.