HC Deb 06 March 1940 vol 358 c407W
Colonel Wedgwood

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make inquiries concerning the imprisonment at Acre for investigation of Eri Jabotinsky, a Palestinian citizen, especially as to how long the investigation will take; and whether he will assure the House that this investigation will not result in indefinite internment without charge or trial?

Mr. M. MacDonald

Eri Jabotinsky is at present detained, on grounds of public security, under Regulation 15B of the Palestine Defence Regulations. If the necessary evidence is forthcoming, he will be prosecuted; I cannot give any indication as to how long the High Commissioner may think it necessary to prolong his detention.

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