Ormsby-gore Ponders Dagania’s Status in Partition

COLONIAL SECRETARY WILLIAM ORMSBY-GORE IS AT PRESENT CONSIDERING THE QUESTION OF DAGANIA, OLDEST COOPERATIVE SETTLEMENT IN PALESTINE, WHICH IS EXCLUDED FROM THE JEWISH STATE PROPOSED BY THE ROYAL COMMISSION, THE HOUSE OF COMMONS WAS INFORMED TODAY.

TO A QUESTION BY TOM WILLIAMS, LABORITE, SIR ALBERT LAMBERT WARD REPLIED FOR THE GOVERNMENT THAT THERE WOULD BE AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO CONSIDER SUCH POINTS BEFORE A FINAL DECISION WAS TAKEN. MR. WILLIAMS HAD URGED SPECIAL CONSIDERATION FOR DAGANIA, DECLARING ITS EXCLUSION FROM THE JEWISH STATE WOULD DESTROY THE ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF A GROUP OF SETTLEMENTS.

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