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House of Commons Again Discusses Flogging in the Palestine Jails

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The question of the practice of Palestine jail authorities of flogging political prisoners was again rased in the House of Commons Friday afternoon during the debate on the estimates of the Colonial Office.

The mater was again brought to the attention of the House by Susan Lawrence. The question elicited a reply from Col. Amery, Secretary of the Colonial Office, who stated that there “can be no discrimination in favor of Communists againts the rule of Palestine authorities to punish attacks on prison authorities. We will however, communicate with the High Commissioner with a view of providing the same safeguards as are observed in Great Britain concernting jail punishments.”

Col. B?ry again raised the question of the Dead Sea concession and of the Haifa harbor construction. Col. Amery in reply stated that the contract for the construction of the Haifa harbor contains nothing affecting the Palestine Loan Act which provides for the payment of fair wages to the worl?ers.

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