HC Deb 24 March 1943 vol 387 c1638W
Mr. David Adams

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can give the number of Palestinians, men and women, who have so far joined the Services as volunteers; what proportion of these are Jews; and whether, as family allowances are only two-thirds of the British amounts and the dependants' allowances are nonexistent, he will consider recommending an increase in the former and the establishment of the latter?

Mr. A. Henderson

I regret that it is not in the public interest to give the figures asked for my hon. Friend. Over three-quarters of the Palestinian volunteers in the Armed Forces are Jews. The question of the allowances raised in the last part of the Question is now under consideration.