HC Deb 05 December 1945 vol 416 cc2332-3
7. Mr. Wilson Harris

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Jews emigrated to Palestine from Great Britain and the U.S.A. respectively between the years 1920 and 1945.

Mr. George Hall

Between 1922 and 1944, the numbers are 2,482 and 8,507 respectively. No figures are available for the years 1920 and 1921.

Mr. Wilson Harris

Would it be fair to infer from those figures that the average Zionist in this country prefers his own home to a national home?

Mr. Hall

'The hon. Gentleman must come to his own conclusions.

Mr. Stokes

Can my right hon. Friend divide those figures into those for Great Britain and the U.S.A. respectively?

Mr. Hall

I thought I did. The figures are, from Great Britain 2,482, and from the U.S.A. 8,507.

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