London (Mar. 28)
There is a strong feeling among a large number of members of all the parties in the House of Commons against any interference by the Inquiry Commission with questions of major policy with regard to the Palestine Mandate and the meaning of the Balfour Declaration, the political correspondent of the “Daily Telegraph” learns. He says that following the commission’s alleged departure from the terms of reference, a deputation, probably consisting of Commander Kenworthy, Michael Marcus, Colonel Wedgwood and others, will interview the Prime Minister and protest against ‘an ‘unwarranted and unprecedented breach of practice in connection with the duties of a government commission.”
The same correspondent says that the debate on the Commission’s report will probably take place in May. He declares he can definitely state that the report recommends that there be a restriction of land sales to the Jews and no Jewish immigration for a number of years. “It is untrue, however,” he declares, “that the report is definitely anti-Jewish. It is neither anti-Jewish nor anti-Arab,” he says. On good authority, he states that an attempt is being made to bring the Arab delegation to London and the Zionist leaders together with a view to the removal of existing tension.