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Czech Refugees, Great Britain

Volume 345: debated on Monday 20 March 1939

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asked the Home Secretary whether generous and sympathetic consideration is given to all applications from Czechs, now resident in this country,to continue their stay in the light of present conditions?

My right hon. Friend fully appreciates the considerations which the hon. Member has in mind, and while each case will have to be considered individually and regard must be paid to the question whether an applicant has been admitted for a temporary stay with a view to proceeding overseas, the hon. Member can be assured that there will be no question of sending back to their own territory any Czechs who have a claim as refugees for protection.