HC Deb 09 February 1938 vol 331 c1033
44. Mr. David Adams

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has a statement to make as to the present situation in Palestine and of terrorist activities since he made his last statement to the House?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

In the period between 31st January and 7th February the following further incidents have been reported: murders, two; wounding, two; sniping, eight; bombing, one; sabotage, six. No further military encounters with armed bands have occurred since 31st January; the Army are continuing search operations in districts where the presence of bands has been reported, while the police are maintaining intensified patrols and searches for arms.

Mr. Noel-Baker

Has the right hon. Gentleman any information as to the origin of the arms captured on those arrested?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

No, Sir. The arms which have been captured have mostly come from Syria, but a lot of them were in the country already.

Mr. Mander

May I ask whether any invitations have been issued to the new Royal Commission?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

That is quite a different question.