HC Deb 16 March 1938 vol 333 c393
17. Colonel Wedgwood

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Effendi Khalidi, the inspector of co-operative societies in Palestine, who has been sentenced to three months' imprisonment for supplying money and arms to the Arab bands, has been dismissed from his post; and will that post now be filled by a British official?

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

This officer was detained on 21st January under the Defence Regulations. He has since been dismissed from the Service with effect from 22nd February. I understand that it is not proposed to fill the resulting vacancy by the appointment of a British officer.

Colonel Wedgwood

Is he under a sentence of three months' imprisonment?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

No, he is under preventive arrest.