HC Deb 13 March 1940 vol 358 cc1192-3
62. Major-General Sir Alfred Knox

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Jews and how many Arabs, respectively, have enlisted in Palestine for service overseas since the war began?

Mr. M. MacDonald

I regret that accurate figures are not at present available, but I am making inquiries.

Sir A. Knox

If I put this Question down again in a fortnight, would my right hon. Friend be able to give an answer?

Mr. MacDonald

I think I should be able to do so then.

Mr. T. Williams

Why cannot the Minister tell the House that there are six Jews to every Arab in that Brigade?