§ 44. Mr. Gallacher
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Izzed Din Shawa and Rashad Shawa, district officers in the Palestine civil service who were dismissed from the service, were dismissed on account of political activities during the recent disturbances; and, if so, why the report of the Royal Commission was not awaited before taking such a decision in regard to Government officials?
§ Mr. Ormsby-Gore
These two men were appointed temporarily on probation as cadet district officers. Izzed Din Shawa has not been dismissed and is still in the service, although his appointment has not yet been confirmed. Rashad Shawa's appointment was terminated by three months' notice which expired on 13th January. He was known to have extreme political views, but quite apart from this fact he was found generally unsuitable for the post. The second part of the question does not appear to arise.
§ Mr. Gallacher
Is it not clear that a similar attitude has been adopted towards these officials in Palestine as that which was adopted towards the dismissed dockyard workers in this country?