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Palestine (United Nation's Special Committee)

Volume 439: debated on Monday 7 July 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will give an assurance that His Majesty's Government will not reject the Report of the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine on the grounds of Arab non-cooperation.

I think my hon. Friend is under a misapprehension. The report of the Special Committee will be submitted to the General Assembly of the United Nations and not to His Majesty's Government. I can assure him, however, that, when the report is considered by the Assembly, the attitude of His Majesty's Government will not be affected by the fact that the Palestine Arabs have not co-operated with the Committee.

Can my hon. Friend also give an assurance that the Government will insist on the complete disarming of both Jews and Arabs before we can implement any of the recommendations?