HC Deb 30 July 1934 vol 292 c2263
26. Mr. PALING

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what response has been made to the invitation of the High Commissioner for Refugees who, acting on the instructions of his governing body, has called the attention of His Majesty's Government to the present tragic situation of the German refugees now living in the countries adjacent to Germany, and has invited His Majesty's Government to consider the possibility of according facilities for the settlement of a reasonable number of refugees?


The High Commissioner for Refugees, Jewish and other, coming from Germany has been informed that His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom are prepared to deal as liberally as possible, within the limits necessarily imposed by the economic situation of this country, with the question of the permament settlement of individual refugees. It has been explained that this general principle is subject to the stipulation that His Majesty's Government reserve the right to refuse residence to any individual refugee, having regard to the serious uenmployment still prevalent in this country which renders is necessary to restrict very closely the entry of foreigners into employment.

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