HC Deb 11 June 1941 vol 372 c211W
Mr. Mander

asked the Secretary of State for War what progress has been made in the recruitment of Palestinian subjects into the Armed Forces?

Mr. Law

A steady flow of Palestinian enlistments into units of the British Army and into the Royal Air Force has been maintained. Recruiting for the Palestinian Companies of the Pioneer Corps is also satisfactory.

Mr. Lipson

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will give an assurance that no difficulties will be put in the way of Jewish residents in Palestine who wish to join the volunteer force and play their part in the defence of the country?

Mr. George Hall

The High Commissioner is empowered to accept the services of any persons who are Palestinian citizens, irrespective of race, who desire to join the volunteer force and offer their services to His Majesty. The strength of the force will be determined from time to time by the High Commissioner in accordance with the military requirements of the situation.