HC Deb 12 February 1930 vol 235 c407
57. Mr. MARCUS

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of officers, petty officers and men in the Palestine police force at the time of the outbreak in August, 1929, and the composition thereof, showing the respective numbers of Christians, Arabs and Jews?


As the answer contains a number of figures I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

I have not the actual figures in respect of August, 1929. They would be substantially the same as the figures at the end of 1928, which were as follow:

Officers 119, non-commissioned officers and men 1,430, total 1,549. By religion: officers, Christians 62, Moslems 41, Jews 15, other religion 1; non-commissioned officers and men, Christians 389, Moslems 840, Jews 196, other religions 5.