§ 30. Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
asked the Prime Minister whether there is any British representative or liaison official at Beyrout and Damascus, respectively, whether he can give any information 1321 regarding the political and military situation in Syria; whether he has received from the Emir Feisal or King Hussein of the Hedjaz any representation regarding the carrying out by the British Government of the undertaking given to the latter of the pledges given by them before the Arabs entered the War as our allies; and, if so, what reply has been sent to the Emir Feisal or King Hussein?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
His Majesty's Government are represented by a Consul-General at Boyrout, and it is intended to appoint a Consul to Damascus shortly. I have no recent information as to the military or political situation in Syria to give to the House. Several communications have been received from King Hussein and the Emir Feisal on the subject of the negotiations referred to. His Majesty's Government do not admit that they have failed to carry out any pledges then given. Both King Hussein and the Emir when he was here have been informed that there is no question of His Majesty's Government departing from the obligations entered into by them.