HC Deb 06 November 1934 vol 293 cc860-1W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is satisfied with the free admission to Palestine of Jews who can bring with them £1,000 of capital, owing to the conditions imposed by the German Government that such capital must be in the shape of German goods; and whether he will endeavour to promote both British trade and British traditions by throwing Palestine open to poor as well as to rich immigrants?


The Immigration Regulations require that a person of independent means applying for an immigration certificate on the ground that he is in possession of not less than £1,000 must have that amount of capital in his bona fide possession and at his free disposal. The extent of immigration permitted at any given period, as has been frequently stated, must be determined by the High Commissioner in relation to the economic absorptive capacity of the country.