§ Mr. Prescott
asked the Secretary of State for War how many British soldiers are being held prisoner in Palestine by the Jews and Arabs, respectively; how many were previously posted as deserters; and whether steps will be taken with regard to extradition or otherwise.
§ Mr. Shinwell
I cannot say how many British soldiers are held as prisoners by the Jews or Arabs as it has not yet been possible to obtain this information from either side. The question of what extradition arrangements might be applicable is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.