Palestine Flogging Raised in Commons
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Palestine Flogging Raised in Commons

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

In reply to a question raised in the House of Commons yesterday by Col. Josiah Wedgwood, the Colonial Secretary said that the Coionial Office had not received the text of the Palestine Labor Federation’s communication regarding flogging.

The Federation’s demand that flogging be abolished was rejected, Colonel Amery stated, because flogging for prison offenses is generally recognized to maintain discipline.

Col. Amery denied that the Communists are being hunted in Palestine.