HC Deb 10 October 1946 vol 427 c90W
72. Major Legge-Bourke

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies in how many cases the death sentence on Jews and on Arabs, respectively, has been commuted in the past six months.

Mr. Creech Jones

During the past six months 21 Jews were sentenced to death and their sentences subsequently commuted to life imprisonment. In the same period one Arab was sentenced to death, and an appeal has been lodged with the Privy Council.

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