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Troopship, Suez Canal (Jewish Personnel)

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 19 July 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for War if it was with his knowledge and approval that, in June, a notice appeared on the notice board of H.M.T. "Dilwara," ordering all Jewish personnel on board to report to the adjutant, in view of the fact that the Egyptian authorities require notification of all Jews on board the ship when passing through the Suez Canal; and what steps are being taken to prevent differentiation against British subjects on grounds of religious belief.

I have no knowledge of the incident referred to. Inquiries are, however, being made and when they are completed I will write to the hon. Member.