HC Deb 10 December 1942 vol 385 cc1704-5
62. Miss Rathbone

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the situation brought about by the mass deportation and massacres of Jews in Poland and other Axis-occupied countries, he will revise the Regulations which have hitherto restricted the issue of visas and transit visas to certain very small and rigidly defined categories of refugees, so as to facilitate the rescue of the few who do have a chance of escaping massacre?

Mr. H. Morrison

I am afraid my hon. Friend is under some misapprehension in thinking that an alteration of the policy with regard to the issue of visas would have any substantial effect in achieving the purpose which she has in mind, but she has been good enough to write to me on the subject, and I have suggested that she should confer with my Department on the points raised in her letter.

Miss Rathbone

In view of the unsatisfactory nature of the reply, I beg to give notice that I propose to raise this matter on the Adjournment at the earliest possible moment.