London (Feb. 2)
The economic problems of Palestine were discussed to day in the course of an interview at the Colonial Office between Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister, the Secretary of State for the Colonies, and Dr. Selig Brodetsky, member of the Jewish Agency Executive and head of the Political Department, and Mr. O. E, d’Avigdor Goldsmid, the Chairman of the Jewish Agency Council. Sir
Samuel Wilson, Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, and Mr. A. C. C. Parkinson, the head of the Eastern Department of the Colonial Office, were also present at the interview.
The Development Scheme and the Palestine land problems were gone into, and the views of the Jewish Agency concerning those matters were carefully explained. The implementing of the Prime Minister’s letter, especially on the question of the Jewish share in Public Works, and its effect on the Labour Schedule of immigrants was also discussed.
The conversation, which lasted over an hour, was cordial and helpful, the J.T.A. understands. A further conversation on specific minor matters was subsequently held with the permanent officials at the Colonial Office.
Dr. Brodetsky has also made arrangements to-day with Colonel John Buchan, M. P., the Chairman of the Parliamentary Palestine Committee, and Mr. Barnett Janner, M. P., the Honorary Secretary of the Committee, concerning the work of this body in connection with to-day’s re-opening of Parliament.