§ Mr. JANNER
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many visits have been made by His Majesty's vessels in the Mediterranean to the new port of Haifa since the opening of the harbour at that place; and whether he will now arrange for regular visits to be made to that and other Palestine ports?
Sir B. EYRES MONSELL
His Majesty's Ship "Hastings" visited Haifa from 30th October to 4th November, 1933, for the opening of the new port. Since that date the following visits to Haifa have taken place:
His Majesty's Ship "Resource" and Fourth Destroyer Flotilla-7th-13th July, 1934.
His Majesty's Ship "Resolution"—14th July, 1934—Due to leave 23rd July, 1934.
Haifa or Jaffa, is regularly visited by ships of the Mediterranean Fleet during the summer cruise.
date Men aged 18 years and upwards. Women aged 18 years and upwards. Juveniles aged 14 and under 18 years. Total. 17th March, 1930 11,401 1.785 656 13,842 16th March, 1931 16,934 3,153 876 20,963 21st March, 1932 17,652 2,192 894 20,738 20th March, 1933 16,349 2,119 957 19,425 19th March, 1934 13,408 1,699 563 15,670