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Jews (Emigration)

Volume 416: debated on Monday 19 November 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will state the number of refugee Jews admitted to Great Britain and Palestine since I933; and whether he has any information regarding corresponding figures for U.S.A.

No statistics of the Jews who enter Great Britain are available for the reason that aliens who come here are not classified by race or religion. Between 1st of January, I933, and 30th of September, 1945, 266,238 legal Jewish immigrants, mostly refugees, were admitted to Palestine. I regret that I am not able to give any information about Jewish immigrants into the United States.

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the statements from America are to the effect that only a few hundred have been so admitted?