HC Deb 26 February 1941 vol 369 cc501-2
21. Mr. Wedgwood

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies what answer he has returned to the request from the Jewish Agency in Palestine for permission to admit to Palestine some of the Jews driven out by the Iron Guard pogroms in Rumania?

Mr. George Hall

My Noble Friend is in communication with the High Commissioner for Palestine on this subject.

The right hon. Gentleman may be assured that the question is being sympathetically examined; but he will realise that, now that Rumania has passed under enemy control and His Majesty's Representative has been withdrawn from the country, there are serious difficulties to be overcome.

Mr. Wedgwood

But will my hon. Friend also consider that a great many refugees of Rumanian nationality who are not Jews have been allowed into Palestine? Should permission not be given to those who are our friends, rather than to those who are either our enemies or are allied to our enemies?

Mr. Hall

That matter is being considered