HC Deb 25 February 1941 vol 369 c382W
Mr. David Adams

asked the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies whether he will take steps to amend the Western Wall Order of 1931 in order to enable His Majesty's subjects of the Hebrew persuasion to worship at the Wailing Wall on the Day of Atonement by permitting the blowing of the ram's horn, a vital item of the religious service on that day?

Mr. George Hall

The Secretary of State is not aware of any reasons for amending the provision in question, which formed part of the conclusions of the Commission set up in 1930 by His Majesty's Government, with the approval of the Council of the League of Nations, to determine the rights and claims of Moslems and Jews in connection with the Wailing Wall.