§ Rear-Admiral Beamish
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the partial and incomplete reports in the Press, he will have a White Paper or statement issued in order that Parliament, the British public, and our Allies, may be made fully aware of the situation in Palestine as indicated by the recent trials and heavy sentences on two British soldiers for smuggling arms and the conviction and sentencing of others similarly concerned?
§ Mr. Emrys-Evans
I am not at present in a position to add to the statement 895W made by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War in reply to the hon. and gallant Member's Question on the subject yesterday. I will, however, invite my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Colonies to consider on his return whether any further statement can usefully be made when an authoritative record of the proceedings at the trials is available.