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Palestine to Give Defense Priority in Funds Allotment, Commons Told

Because of continued unrest in the Holy Land, the Palestine administration will give priority to defense expenditures, the House of Commons was told today by Colonial Secretary William Ormsby-Gore.

Replying to a question by Capt, W. F. Strickland, Conservative, on whether construction of the Jaffa-Haifa road was to be speeded to completion, Mr. Ormsby-Gore said:

“Priority will be given by the Palestine Government to defense expenditures. Due to the Palestine troubles, Labor money henceforth is to be devoted first to security services. Further progress of the road depends on Palestine’s general financial position.”