HC Deb 25 November 1936 vol 318 c408
32. Mr. PRITT

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, seeing that the general strike of the Arabs in Palestine has been terminated, the Emergency Regulations, 1936, and amendments thereof, made under the Palestine (Defence) Order in Council, 1931, will be withdrawn; and whether he can see his way to advise the pardon or release or, alternatively, the trial under the regular criminal code, of any Arab prisoners or wounded Arabs now in hospital who might be liable to prosecution under those regulations?


The question of the withdrawal of Emergency Regulations made under the Palestine (Defence) Order in Council is one for the consideration of the High Commissioner in the light of his appreciation of the situation in Palestine. As regards the second part of the question, any recommendations which the High Commissioner may make regarding the treatment of those liable to prosecution under those Regulations will receive my careful consideration.