HC Deb 11 December 1946 vol 431 cc1166-7
74. Major Beamish

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Jews in Palestine have applied for exit visas to return to the country of their origin or emigrate elsewhere; and what steps are being taken to enable such persons to leave Palestine.

Mr. Creech Jones

Exit permits are no longer required for persons wishing to leave Palestine. There is no reliable estimate of the number of Jews wishing to return to their country of origin or emigrate elsewhere. No obstacle is put in the way of their leaving by the Palestine authorities.