Mr Ernest Bennett: asked the Home Secretary whether the members of the Amazons' Defence Corps are accorded permits for carrying rifles?
Mr Ernest Bennett: asked the Home Secretary whether he can now state the result of the recent appeal by the hon. and gallant Member for Midlothian and Peebles (Captain Ramsay) against his detention?
Mr Ernest Bennett: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Anglo-French Financial Agreement involves a definite obligation on the part of the British and French Governments to maintain the existing official rate of exchange between the pound and the franc, or merely an endeavour by the two Governments to maintain the present rate as far as practicable?
Mr Ernest Bennett: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the fact that an Arab lady, Mrs. Sadij Nassar, of Haifa, after being imprisoned for three months is now being detained for a further period of six months without receiving any information as to the charge against her or undergoing any form of trial; and whether in the circumstances, he will take steps either to bring Mrs....
Mr Ernest Bennett: May I ask whether a Writ of Habeas Corpus can issue in a Mandated Territory?
Mr Ernest Bennett: Is it a fact that this corrupt police officer has been dismissed?
Mr Ernest Bennett: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why, in view of the many criminal activities of the Irgun Tzvai Le-Umi, national military organisation, the leaders of this Zionist society have not been arrested and prosecuted?
Mr Ernest Bennett: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the sentence of 10 years imprisonment and 18 lashes with a whip, passed on 25th March at Jerusalem, on an Arab boy of 13 who was charged with shooting at, and slightly injuring a Jew; and whether he would secure some mitigation of this sentence in view of the prisoner's age?
Mr Ernest Bennett: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the six Arabs from the Aden Protectorate, four of the Ben Ahmad family and two of the Abdul Majid family, who have been interned in the Seychelles for the past six years have been tried in any court or convicted of any offence?
Mr Ernest Bennett: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any legal proceedings are being taken against a body of Jewish immigrants, landed on 7th February from the Greek steamship "Artemisi" on the Palestine coast north of Jaffa, and against the agents who conveyed these illegal immigrants inland after their landing?
Mr Ernest Bennett: Will the ships be, or have they been, confiscated, under any provision of the Palestinian law?
Mr Ernest Bennett: asked the Secretar of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the forthcoming Palestinian Conference and the general desire for a peaceful settlement of the differences involved, the practice, under the emergency laws or military law, of executing Arabs captured in action, or otherwise found in possession of arms, may be discontinued?
Mr Ernest Bennett: Before I say anything about the main subject of the Debate, the Government's White Paper, I should like to deal with the proposal put forward by the right hon. Member for Epping (Mr. Churchill) for a proportional division of the population between Arabs and Jews, say 60 and 40 per cent., or whatever it may be. This is not a novel suggestion. It has been referred to frequently in recent years...
Mr Ernest Bennett: Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the Jewish figure includes illegal immigrants?
Mr Ernest Bennett: The claim against the Birmingham Corporation was the subject of a friendly test case for the settlement of an important question of interpretation of the Telegraph Acts. The matter concerns not only Birmingham, but highway and town planning authorities generally; and it was essential to obtain an authoritative decision by the Courts. The question whether any further action should be taken is...
Mr Ernest Bennett: Yes, Sir. A legal decision was necessary in this case.
Mr Ernest Bennett: Additional operators have been provided to meet the increase of evening traffic which has been experienced at trunk exchanges throughout the country, and the staff position is being carefully watched in order to ensure the provision of further operators as required to meet growth of traffic.
Mr Ernest Bennett: No exact figures are available of the amount of overtime that has been worked by telegraph operators throughout the country since the introduction of the sixpenny telegram. The amount of overtime worked is being kept as low as possible and some superannuated officers have been re-employed temporarily in the absence of other persons with the necessary qualifications. Before the new rate came...
Mr Ernest Bennett: The sub-postmistress of Wood Lane, Shepherd's Bush, reported that a robbery had been committed on the morning of the 15th of July by two unknown men. The estimated loss is about £39. Enquiries are being pursued.
Mr Ernest Bennett: I am not aware that that was the case.