HC Deb 15 November 1939 vol 353 cc692-3
24. Colonel Wedgwood

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will inquire into the cases of those Jews who have been sentenced to long terms of imprisonment in Palestine for carrying arms in an unauthorised parade, with a view to remitting their sentences?

The Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Malcolm MacDonald)

The sentences in question were imposed by a military court and are subject to confirmation by the General Officer Commanding, who has full discretion in the matter. The General Officer Commanding has not yet taken his decision.

Colonel Wedģwood

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that one of these men who appeared with a rifle in an unauthorised parade was sentenced to imprisonment for life?