HC Deb 14 June 1939 vol 348 cc1294-5
61. Captain Alan Graham

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, now that His Majesty's Government have declared their Palestine policy, there is to be a pardon for certain categories of political prisoners in the near future?

Sir T. Inskip

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which my right hon. Friend gave to the hon. Member for Gower (Mr. Grenfell) on 17th May.

62. Captain Graham

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it is the policy of the Palestine Government that those political prisoners who have served their sentences are not to be released until they have collected so many rifles and ammunition for the authorities?

Sir T. Inskip

No, Sir. The release of prisoners detained under the Emergency Regulations is in no way dependent on the collection or surrender of rifles and ammunition.

Captain Graham

If I bring cases to the notice of my right hon. Friend's Department, will he give them his attention?

Sir T. Inskip

I will certainly consider any facts that my hon. and gallant Friend brings to my attention.