HC Deb 06 June 1921 vol 142 c1518
65. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Commission of Inquiry into the Jaffa riots is being presided over by Mr. Cormack, and is this the same Mr. Cormack who took a leading part as lawyer in the Military Court which tried and sentenced to many years' imprisonment Lieutenant Jabotinsky and 19 others, all of whom had subsequently to be released; have the Zionist Commission in Palestine protested against this appointment; and what have been the sentences so far passed upon the Arabs for the murder of Jews in Jaffa?


The hon. and gallant Member has been misinformed. I would refer him to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for Morpeth (Mr. Cairns) on the 2nd June, from which he will see that the Chief Justice of Palestine, Sir Thomas Haycraft, is presiding over the Court of Inquiry. The other two members of the Court are Mr. Luke, Assistant District Governor of Jerusalem, and Mr. Stubbs, of the Legal Department. I have not yet received any information regarding the matters mentioned in the fourth part of the question.

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