HL Deb 09 March 1922 vol 49 cc455-6

My Lords, I beg to ask His Majesty's Government whether they can give statistics of Jewish immigration into Palestine month by month since July 1, 1921, specifying those immigrants for whom employment was guaranteed by the Zionist Organisation and those for whom there was no such guarantee.


My Lords, I have been asked to reply to this Question. The figures are as follows:—

Total Number of Jewish immigrants. Number not guaranteed. Number guaranteed by Zionist Commission.
July 572 208 364
August 616 279 337
September 833 367 466
October 815 611 204
November 746 743 3
December 1,202 1202 Nil.
Total for six months 4,784 3,410 1,374

All immigrants, whether guaranteed by the Zionist Organisation or not, enter the country in one or other of seven categories, all of which are designed to provide that each immigrant shall have definite means of subsistence in Palestine. Avenues are being explored with a view to finding a means of giving the inhabitants of Palestine a voice in the policy of immigration so that the number of immigrants shall be always in closest relation with the economic factors of the country. As, however, this matter is still under consideration, I am afraid that I cannot go into details.