HC Deb 05 July 1926 vol 197 c1580
14. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that about 140 Jewish families from Iraq and Kurdistan are stranded in Bagdad on their way to Palestine, where they are desirous of settling; that these settlers are possessed of sufficient means, having sold up all their property, but are being discouraged by the delays and are being put to considerable expense; what are the reasons for these delays; and whether he will give instructions for permits to be given as soon as possible to these people?


I have seen a Press report to the effect stated in the question. I have received no official information on the subject.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

Will the right hon. Gentleman make inquiries into this sad business?


I will.