HC Deb 30 November 1939 vol 355 cc234-5
29. Major Cazalet

asked the Home Secretary whether he will give sympathetic consideration to facilitate the entrance into this country of a limited number of Jews in Germany, who received their permit visas to come to this country during the week preceding the outbreak of war, who already have some member of their family in England, and who have their permits for proceeding to the United States of America within the next few months?

Sir J. Anderson

I am afraid that it would not be practicable to give facilities to persons who are living in enemy territory to proceed to this country at the present time.

Major Cazalet

If any of these people could get into a neutral country, would my right hon. Friend be prepared to reconsider his decision?

Sir J. Anderson

As regards persons in neutral countries, it is only in the most exceptional cases that it has been found possible to give the facilities referred to.

Mr. Henderson Stewart

Is there any objection in principle?

Sir J. Anderson

There are objections.