HC Deb 30 October 1947 vol 443 c129W
Mr. Monslow

asked the Secretary of State for War why, in view of the clear declaration by His Majesty's Government of their intention to withdraw from Palestine, it was found necessary to transfer the headquarters of the Transjordan Frontier Force to the Jewish village of Rosh Pinal.

Mr. Shinwell

The Headquarters of the Transjordan Frontier Force have been moved to Rosh Pina camp for administrative reasons. They are not stationed in the Jewish village of Rosh Pina, but in a camp about one mile from the village. Units of the Middle East Command have been stationed at this camp for several years. His Majesty's Government still remain responsible for the administration of Palestine and it is a function of the Army to assist the civil government in the maintenance of law and order. The military authorities must, therefore, be free to deploy troops under their command for the fulfilment of this function.