HC Deb 03 March 1948 vol 448 cc383-4
42. Mr. Mikardo

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, in view of the forthcoming termination of the mandate for Palestine, what are his intentions in respect of the 290 persons deported from Palestine in October, 1944, and at present in a detention camp at Gilgil, Kenya.

60. Major Beamish

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Jews and Arabs, shown separately, have been deported from Palestine for terrorist activities and are still held outside Palestine; in what countries under his administration these people are held; and what decision has been taken regarding the future of these people after His Majesty's Government cease to be responsible for law and order in Palestine.

Mr. Rees-Williams

The only detainees from Palestine now held outside that country are the 291 Jews in Gilgil camp, Kenya. It is the intention to transfer these detainees from Kenya to Palestine. Arrangements to this end are now under consideration.