London (Sep. 23)
Mr. Fenner Brockway also raised the question of the sealed armouries in Palestine. Was the Colonial Secretary aware, he asked, that the placing of sealed armouries in various parts of Palestine had created a tense situation in Palestine, leading to a strike throughout the country on August 23rd., and would he state the number of armouries established, the names of the places in which these armouries were located, and what was the armament which they contained.
I am aware, Mr. Thomas replied, that there has been a protest against the decision taken so long ago as April 1930 to re-establish sealed armouries in the Jewish colonies. This protest led to some local excitement about a month ago, he added, but the situation was dealt with by the Palestine Government, and is now described as quiet.