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Illegal Jewish Immigrants, Palestine And Cyprus

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 7 May 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the fact that 2,560 all ranks are employed on guard duties and 351 on administrative duties in guarding illega1 Jewish immigrants in Palestine and Cyprus, he has any plans for the future of these illegal Jewish immigrants.

Provision is made for the allocation to illegal immigrants of 750 of the present monthly quota of 1,500 immigration certificates. The disposal of illegal immigrants whom it is not possible to admit under the present immigration quota will depend to a large extent on the decision of the United Nations in regard to the future of Palestine.