HC Deb 05 June 1939 vol 348 cc42-3
52. Colonel Wedgwood

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of their persecution and economic ruin, the 120,000 Jews in what was Slovakia and is now in Hungary may now be classed as Czech refugees and taken care of by the British-Czech Refugee Organisation on the same lines as the original refugees from Sudetenland?

Captain Crookshank

There are still a large number of refugees from the Sudetenland to be dealt with, and I fear that I can hold out no hopes of the balance of the £4,000,000 fund being available for the purpose suggested in the question.

Colonel Wedgwood

Apart from the chance of a share in the £4,000,000, would it be possible for the organisation here which has looked after the Czech refugees so well to be empowered also to deal with those from Slovakia?

Captain Crookshank

That is a matter of organisation with regard to which I cannot answer.