HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 cc864-5W
Colonel Wedgwood

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the sentences on the 43 young Jews for having been in possession of firearms without permission as reduced by the general officer commanding Palestine are to stand; whether these Jews were Revisionists, Communists, or official Zionists; and what is the estimated total cost to this country or Palestine of these sentences of imprisonment?

Mr. M. MacDonald

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, my information is that these Jews were members of the Nistadruth, and not Revisionists or Communists. I am afraid that I am not in a position to furnish the figures asked for in the third part of the question.