HC Deb 04 July 1927 vol 208 c859
12. Miss BONDFIELD (for Miss LAWRENCE)

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has yet been able to make inquiries with regard to the strike at the match factory at Acre; whether he is aware that on 24th June the pickets, including 13 girls, were beaten by the British police; that they have been arrested and that bail has been refused; and whether he is aware that the owners have attempted to negotiate with the Jewish workpeople on the condition that they shall abandon the interests of the Arabs and, on the Jews refusing, declared that they would dismiss all employés?


I have no knowledge of the circumstances referred to in the question. If the hon. Member will furnish me with any information in her possession, I shall be glad to make inquiries.