HC Deb 09 July 1947 vol 439 c2196
43. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why Major R. A. Farran, of the Palestine police, was recently arrested.

Mr. Creech Jones

The circumstances of Major Farran's arrest were given in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Maldon (Mr. Driberg) on 2nd July, to which I have nothing to add.

Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

Could my right hon. Friend ask the authorities concerned to make up their minds as quickly as possible about the charge on which this officer is to be tried, and that the trial, when it does take place, should be held in public?

Mr. Creech Jones

These factors are being inquired into by the Palestinian authorities.