HC Deb 11 December 1946 vol 431 c1166
33. Major Legge-Bourke

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if the contents of the Memorandum forwarded to U.N.O. in New York by the Jewish Communists in Palestine, suggesting that an inquiry commission be appointed to investigate the British Army's operations in Palestine, since 29th June, have yet been forwarded by U.N.O. to His Majesty's Government.

Mr. McNeil

I have no knowledge of such a memorandum.

Major Legge-Bourke

Would the right hon. Gentleman consider asking the U.N.O. Secretariat whether one has been sent, and would he also bear in mind that there are a great many people in this country who think it is high time that H.M. Government should say something in support of their troops and not allow them to be subjected to these calumnious accusations by others?

Mr. McNeil

I naturally made immediate inquiry of the U.N.O. Secretariat, but they have been unable to trace such a memorandum. The second part of the question therefore does not seem to arise.