HC Deb 01 March 1939 vol 344 cc1283-4W
Sir W. Smiles

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether His Majesty's Government will propose the establishment of an independent Jewish state in Palestine comprising the city of Tel-Aviv and the area of 15 miles around?

Mr. M. MacDonald

No, Sir.

Mr. Hammersley

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in any proposals which His Majesty's Government may advance to provide for the future of Palestine, the principles and obligations of the mandate will be maintained?

Mr. M. MacDonald

I cannot add anything at present to the answers which I gave to a number of supplementary questions on 27th February.

Mr. T. Williams

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many delegates are representing the Mufti section at the London Conference; and how many are representing the national defence or Nashashibi section of Palestine Arabs?

Mr. M. MacDonald

The National Defence Party has two representatives on the Palestinian Arab delegation; the remaining seven delegates include representatives of four other political parties in Palestine, including the Mufti's own party.