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Ex-Palestine Police Officers

Volume 466: debated on Thursday 7 July 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many members of the ex-Palestine Police Force have been recruited into the Metropolitan Police; and how many of these have been allocated to divisions covering the boroughs of Stepney, Hackney, Stoke Newington and Bethnal Green.

One hundred and sixty-eight ex-Palestine Police officers are serving in the Metropolitan Police: of these, 27 are attached to stations covering the boroughs of Stepney, Hackney, Stoke Newington and Bethnal Green.

Does the Home Secretary recall that the police constable who a little while ago was convicted of incendiarism was one of the ex-Palestine Police? The Home Secretary will remember that constable's attitude towards certain inhabitants of East London. Will the right hon. Gentleman therefore look into this matter?

No, Sir. The police constable in question was not an ex-member of the Palestine Police Force, but had served in the Regular Army in Palestine.