HC Deb 28 February 1924 vol 170 cc680-1
75. Lieut.-Colonel JAMES

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether his attention has been called to the case of Mr. W. H. Bailey, who, having been given a post at Bir Salem under the Palestinian Supply Department at Surafend, was, on arrival, ordered to occupy a tent between A Camp and the supply depot at a spot which had no guard or adequate police protection near it; whether he is aware that, leaving camp to purchase food. Mr. Bailey, being a civilian and not on the ration strength, had to leave his tent and, on his return, found that all his property, equipment, documents, etc., had been stolen in his absence; and, in view of the fact that this theft was the third reported from this group of tents and the omission of the authorities to safeguard the property of the occupants, will steps be taken to see that Mr. Bailey is given fair compensation for the loss occasioned to him, as Mr. Bailey is almost completely destitute?


The General Officer Commanding the Forces in Palestine is being requested to inquire into this case, which had not previously been brought to notice, and on receipt of his report I will communicate with the hon. and gallant Member.