Commons Again Debates Dead Sea Concession

omejsky and Tulloch.

Col. Bury asked Novomejsky’s qualifications for being awarded the concession. Major Ormsby Gore replied that Novomejsky was an engineer with Palestine experience. He is also experienced in the separation of mineral salts by evaporation and that he had conducted experimental work at the Dead Sea for some time. Novomejsky is also a Palestinian subject.

Wardlaw Milne pointed out that the real anxiety was that the concession be retained entirely in British hands. At this point there was an amusing interlude when Labor member Hardie urged that the MacLeans and MacIntoshes be retained. Ormsby Gore replied that Tulloch is a Scotchman.

Replying to a question of Col. Josiah Wedgwood with regard to the Transjordanian government, the secretary stated that the Transjordania is a mandated territory and the frontier between it and Palestine is somewhere in the middle of the Dead Sea.

Winston Churchill declined to reply to Col. Bury’s question as to whether the British government will obtain the control over the Dead Sea concession.

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