The expenditure incurred on the recruitment and transport to Palestine of additional British police who were recently engaged in this country was approximately £3,900. This expenditure is borne by the Palestine Government.
The latest available figures for the Palestine police are: Jews, 211; Arabs (including all non-British Christians), 1,120. For the Trans-Jordan frontier force: Jews, 27; Arabs, 441. The latter force, while available for service in both Palestine and Trans-Jordan, operates mainly in Trans-Jordan, to which the Balfour Declaration does not apply.
Can my hon. Friend say whether the police who failed in their duty on 23rd August have been restored to the force, and, if so, has there been any disciplinary action taken?