HC Deb 30 November 1938 vol 342 cc426-7W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the Prime Minister whether he has any information as to what action the Soviet Government are taking to accommodate Jewish refugees for settlement in Russian territory?

Mr. Butler

As I stated on 17th November, in answer to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Welling-borough (Wing-Commander James), my Noble Friend has no information to show that the Soviet Government are taking any action for the settlement of Jewish refugees in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Lieut.-Commander Fletcher

asked the Prime Minister when it is proposed to ratify the convention concerning the status of refugees coming from Germany?

Mr. Butler

The instrument of ratification by His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom of the Convention concerning the status of refugees coming from Germany, signed at Geneva on 10th February, 1938, was deposited with the Secretariat of the League of Nations on 26th September last.

Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the agreement which has been reached with the medical profession in this country to permit the entry of a certain number of German Jewish doctors and the fact that the necessary visas and permits have now been granted, he can arrange with the German authorities to permit their departure from Germany at the earliest possible opportunity?

Mr. Butler

If my hon. Friend will communicate to me details of particular cases, I am sure that my Noble Friend will be glad to consider them.