HC Deb 10 July 1941 vol 373 cc319-20
72. Mr. Riley

asked the Secretary of State for War, if His Majesty's Government is now prepared to avail itself of the offers of Jews in Palestine for service in His Majesty's Forces providing Palestinian Jews are prepared to accept service wherever it is thought best to send them?

Mr. Law

Facilities already exist for Jews in Palestine to enlist in various branches of His Majesty's Forces, and Palestinians have in fact served with distinction in Greece and Crete as well as in France.

Mr. Riley

Are adequate facilities being afforded to Palestinian Jews, are the opportunities being taken up, and are the Government availing themselves of the full desire of the Palestinians to place their services at our disposal?

Mr. Law

Yes, Sir. I am sure the Government are most appreciative of what the Palestinians are doing and are taking every advantage of their services.