HC Deb 15 November 1944 vol 404 c1976W
Captain Ramsay

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has considered the communication signed by a considerable number of members of the British Palestine Police Force, sent him by the hon. and gallant Member for South Midlothian, in which grave concern is expressed that the conditions of service in that force contain no provision for pensions and allowances as a consequence of loss of life or limb from assaults by assassins in Palestine; and whether, in view of the now constant murderous attacks upon the members of this force, he will take early steps to rectify this position.

Colonel Stanley

Provision is made for awards of this nature. Details are contained in my reply to a question by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Abingdon (Sir R. Glyn) on 11th May. As stated also in the reply which I gave to a question by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Petersfield (Sir G. Jeffreys) on 18th October, the question of the improvement of the provisions under the Palestine Police Ordinance for the award of pensions to these categories is at present under consideration.