HC Deb 07 October 1941 vol 374 cc815-6
2. Mr. Wedgwood

asked the Secretary of State for War how many of the 1,541 Palestinians, presumed prisoners of war, were left in Greece unsurrendered; whether they were left without arms to defend themselves; whether British officers were in command, if so, did they stop with their men; and what proportion of the Palestinians left in Greece and Crete were Jews and Arabs, respectively?

Captain Margesson

I am ascertaining the facts from the Middle East, and will communicate with my right hon. Friend as soon as possible. I can only say at this stage that I regret that my right hon. Friend has seen fit to give publicity to suggestions which I am confident will prove to be entirely without foundation.

Mr. Wedgwood

May I ask my right hon. and gallant Friend why he could not tell me that when I asked him privately?