Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 7th May 1940.
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that soldiers serving in Palestine who spend their leave in Jerusalem are very disappointed to find that they are excluded from hotels and cafés of repute because these are reserved for officers or sergeants, and that disreputable drinking shops are the only places left for them to seek recreation except for the Young Men's Christian Association and the cinemas; and will he have these undesirable restrictions removed?
I am not aware of any such restrictions, but I am having inquiries made.
Will my right hon. Friend give an assurance that if he finds—and I can provide him with evidence—these restrictions do exist, they will be removed?
I would rather make the inquiry first and come to a decision afterwards.