§ 28. Mrs. Ayrton Gould
asked the Secretary of State for War whether the Army authorities in Palestine had any previous information that an armed Arab band was preparing to cross from Transjordan into Palestine on 24th January; and what measures were taken to prevent their entry.
§ 30. Mr. Monslow
asked the Secretary of State for War whether the troops guarding the Jordan bridges at the time of the infiltration of over 700 armed Arabs on 24th January were all British or whether some were troops of the Arab Legion.
§ Mr. Shinwell
I have called for a report on this matter from the military authorities overseas. When it has been received I will write to my hon. Friends.