HC Deb 02 March 1926 vol 192 c1243
82. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Jews are excluded from the reformed Eastern Palestinian gendarmerie; if so, why; and what other police force it is intended to maintain in Palestine?


I am still in correspondence with the High Commissioner on the subject of the proposed new Frontier Force, but I am not yet in a position to make any statement on the subject. This force is to be of a military character and quite separate from the ordinary police forces for the maintenance of internal order and security in Palestine.


May we take it that Jews are not going to be excluded from the new force?


Not so far as I know. The matter is still under consideration. The new force will be largely concerned with Transjordania.