HC Deb 04 June 1934 vol 290 cc553-4

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is now in a positon to make any further statement with regard to the possibility of settling the Assyrian refugees from Iraq in Brazil; and to what extent the British Government is prepared to contribute financially through the League of Nations towards the cost of the proposed transfer?


With regard to the first part of the question, I regret that I cannot yet add anything to the reply given to the hon. Member for Wolverhampton East (Mr. Mander) on the 30th May. The matter is still under the consideration of the Assyrian Committee of the Council of the League of Nations. With regard to the second part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to the hon. Member for Westhoughton (Mr. Rhys Davies) on the 16th May, to which I have nothing to add.