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Churchill Expects to Discuss Palestine Terrorism in Commons Shortly

Prime Minister Churchill said today that he “might soon be able” to discuss in Commons the question of terrorism emanating from Palestine, and measures to deal with the situation. His statement came in reply to a demand by Lord Winterton, Conservative, for a full-dress debate on the subject.

Earlier, Home Secretary Herbert Morrison was asked by Winterton to take action against Abraham Abrahams, a leader of the New Zionist Organization in England, who, Winterton alleged, had “condoned murder” in an article on the assassination of Lord Moyne. The Speaker of the House was forced to intervene to halt a heated exchange between Winterton and Geoffrey Mander, Liberal, who charged that Winterton was trying to imprison people with whose ideas he disagreed. Morrison said that action against Abrahams was out of his jurisdiction, but that he was referring the case to the proper authorities.