HC Deb 24 September 1948 vol 456 cc192-3W
Mr. Platts-Mills

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs on what date British subjects entering into the military service of Transjordan were exempted from the penalties prescribed by the Foreign Enlistment Act, 1870.

Mr. Mayhew

It was not an offence under the Foreign Enlistment Act of 1870 for any British subject to accept or agree to accept any commission or engagement in the military service of Transjordan so long as Transjordan was not at war with any foreign State at peace with His Majesty. The question whether and if so when that situation began, is a matter of fact which can only be decided by the Courts.