Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine (Prisoners).

– in the House of Commons am ar 31 Gorffennaf 1935.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Mr Thomas Williams Mr Thomas Williams , Don Valley

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, whether he is aware that political prisoners in Palestine have gone on hunger strike in protest against the action of the Government in compelling them to labour and to wear prison dress as though they were criminals; that those on hunger strike include boys and girls aged 17 and three women suffering from tuberculosis; that representations against this treatment have been made without effect, and that a deputation of about 50 people was fired on by the police; and whether he will have immediate inquiries made into the matter?

Mr. M. MacDONALD:

I have no official information on this subject, but I have asked the High Commissioner for Palestine for a report. I will communicate with the hon. Member when I receive his reply.