§ 45. Mr. Mander
asked the Prime Minister whether the Royal Commission on Palestine consulted the Government before presenting a report which went outside their terms of reference?
§ The Prime Minister (Mr. Chamberlain)
The Royal Commission did not consult His Majesty's Government before presenting their report. Having regard to the last part of the terms of reference, I do not accept the suggestion that the Royal Commission went beyond their reference.
§ Mr. Mander
Is not the Prime Minister aware that Lord Peel himself admitted that they went outside their terms of 1971 reference, and is there any precedent for a Royal Commission presenting a report without hearing any evidence on a matter which is outside their terms of reference and without referring to the Government?