§ 24. Mr. RICHARD LAMBERT
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the case of a number of Russian Jews, resident before the War in France, who came over as refugees to this country in August and September, 1914, when Paris was threatened by the German Armies and owing to the action of the French Government in ordering a partial evacuation of the civil population of Paris; whether, seeing that these people had no intention of settling here but have been unable to obtain passports to enable them to return to France or proceed elsewhere, it is proposed to compel such of them as are of military age to serve in the British Army; and whether he will safeguard their interests either by leaving them alone or by granting them such facilities as will enable him to return to France or depart to a neutral country?
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for North Somerset on Tuesday last.