§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, with a view to preventing disloyal action by officials in Palestine, an oath of allegiance to His Majesty may be required from all persons paid salaries by the administration, whether British, Arab, or Jew?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
It would be contrary to established practice in territories within the sphere of the Colonial Office to require all officials to take an oath of allegiance to His Majesty, and I am not prepared to entertain the right hon. Gentleman's suggestion.