Chamberlain Bans Vote on Palestine

PRIME MINISTER NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN TONIGHT VETOED A SUGGESTION THAT PARLIAMENT BE ALLOWED TO VOTE ON THE GOVERNMENT’S PROGRAM FOR PARTITIONING PALESTINE.

MR. CHAMBERLAIN SHOOK HIS HEAD IN APPARENT DISSENT WHEN WILLIAM LEACH, LABORITE, ASKED IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS WHETHER HE WOULD ALLOW A FREE VOTE ON THE PALESTINE QUESTION.

THE PRIME MINISTER SAID THE GOVERNMENT INTENDED TO SUBMIT A COMMAND PAPER ON THE SUBJECT TO PARLIAMENT BEFORE ITS SUMMER RECESS AND THAT PARLIAMENT WOULD BE KEPT FULLY INFORMED ON FUTURE POLICY BY COMMAND PAPERS OR OTHERWISE.

THE PROCEDURE TO BE TAKEN REGARDING TREATIES ON PALESTINE MENTIONED IN THE ROYAL COMMISSION REPORT HAS NOT BEEN DECIDED, MR. CHAMBERLAIN SAID. (ONE SUCH TREATY, WITH THE UNITED STATES, RECOGNIZES THAT COUNTRY’S INTEREST IN Palestine.)

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