HC Deb 03 December 1941 vol 376 cc1105-6
1. Squadron-Leader Hulbert

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any information of the present whereabouts of the Grand Mufti; and what action is being taken to prevent any subversive activities by him in British mandated territories?

The Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Richard Law)

As regards the first part of the Question, my right hon. Friend has at present no statement to make. As to the second part, my hon. and gallant Friend can be sure that all possible steps are being taken to pre vent intrigues by the Mufti or any other agent of the Axis in the areas for the security of which we are responsible.

Mr. Mander

Can my hon. Friend say why it is that this rascal always escapes the net?

Mr. Noel-Baker

May I ask my hon. Friend if the associates of the Mufti are being treated as Axis agents?

Mr. Law

I think the Multi and his friends are being watched as carefully as possible.