HC Deb 19 January 1937 vol 319 cc34-5
75. Mr. T. Williams

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any information to give the House as to the position of affairs in Palestine?

The Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Ormsby-Gore)

There has been some increase since last November in acts of highway robbery which appear to have been prompted by economic or criminal, rather than by political, motives. Special police measures have been taken and a number of arrests have been made. Apart from these cases and a few other isolated acts of violence the situation in Palestine has remained outwardly quiet, although a general state of tension still persists.

Commander Locker-Lampson

Does Signor Mussolini's Government continue to disseminate anti-British propaganda on the wireless there?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

I have heard nothing of any further wireless propaganda there.