§ 37. Mr. GRAHAM WHITE
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what are the regulations, if any, governing the importation of arms into Palestine?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. J. H. Thomas)
No firearms or ammunition may be imported into Palestine except on a non-transferable permit from a district commissioner who may at his discretion refuse its issue. The penalty for evasion is a fine of £100 or a maximum term of imprisonment of one year or both. Smooth-bore shot guns may be imported through the parcel post at certain post offices on production of a valid licence in respect of each gun.
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
Is the Secretary of State aware that the weapon used by the Arabs is not the gun or the revolver but the knife; and will he take steps to secure the disappearance of this form of weapon?