§ Mr. Gallacher
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of trade unions in Palestine and their total membership among the Arab and Jewish population, respectively.
§ Colonel Stanley
I cannot give precise figures. But at the end of 1942 there were some 125,000 Jewish and 10,000 Arab members of trade unions or similar societies. Of the Jews about 100,000 were members of the General Federation of Jewish Labour or Histadruth. The balance were members of a number of smaller bodies. Among the Arabs there were three main societies and a number of smaller bodies.