§ 73. Major Tufton Beamish
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the total Jewish population in Palestine.
Mr. Creech Jones
The most recent figure available is for December, 1945, when the Jewish population was estimated as 579,227.
§ Major Beamish
Is the Minister aware that the number of ration cards issued at various times during the past year would seem to indicate that, in fact, the Jewish population is very considerably in excess of that number?
§ Mr. Stokes
Can my right hon. Friend say whether the figure he has given is not more than nine times the population of Jews that existed in Palestine at the end of the last war?