§ 6. Colonel WEDGWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many persons sentenced in Palestine for being in possession of Communist literature have been sentenced to deportation as well as imprisonment; and whether this additional punishment is inflicted in other cases where the same term of imprisonment is involved?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Ormsby-Gore)
I am unable to furnish the information asked for without reference to Palestine. My right hon. Friend is asking the High Commissioner for a report.
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
Is this exceptional attitude towards Communism in Palestine due to inspiration from the Colonial Office here, or to obscurantism on the part of the local Government?
§ 7. Colonel WEDGWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will see that, if Hogging takes place in Palestinian gaols, it shall only be for such offences as are punishable by flogging in gaols in this country?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
I will consult the High Commissioner for Palestine on the suggestion made in the question.