London (Mar. 9)
I am aware that there is always a danger of these disturbances at Easter. The Palestine Administration is well aware of that and may be relied upon to take all the necessary precautions, Dr. Drummond Shiels, the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, said in the House of Commons this afternoon in reply to a question by Mr. G. F. Shillaker, Labour member for Acton, who wanted to know whether his attention had been called to the danger of religious disturbances in Jerusalem at Easter, and what steps it was proposed to take to ensure that there shall be no rioting or breaches of the peace.
The Colonial Secretary’s attention has not been specially drawn to this matter, Dr. Shiels said, but the local authorities will take whatever steps may be necessary.