§ Captain Ramsay
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any information he can give the House concerning the recent stabbing of the Reverend W. Clark-Kerr, a chaplain of the Church of Scotland, in Haifa.
§ Mr. Emrys-Evans
I have been asked to reply. At about 9.30 p.m. on 15th February, the Reverend W. Clark-Kerr, wearing Army Chaplain's uniform, was walking along the street in Haifa, when he saw three soldiers chasing a civilian. He called out to ask what they were doing. They turned round and the civilian managed to escape. One of the soldiers then caught hold of the Reverend Clark-Kerr by his tunic; a scuffle ensued in which he was stabbed twice in the back. He fell to his knees and the soldiers made off. Unfortunately he was unable to give a good description of the soldiers and their nationality is unknown. Investigations of police and military have, so far, been unsuccessful. He is still in hospital, but I am very glad to say that his condition is satisfactory.