HC Deb 04 August 1939 vol 350 cc2836-7W
Mr. Harvey

asked the Home Secretary whether he will bring to the attention of the Trustees of the Czech Refugee Trust Fund the urgent need of some 750 Czech refugees from Prague, most of whom are Jewish, who have been wandering for 11 weeks in the Mediterranean on board the small collier "Frassola," and were under orders to leave Beyrouth, on 31st July, after a period of quarantine; and whether assistance can be granted from the fund towards the settlement of these refugees?

Mr. Peake

My right honourable Friend understands that the Trustees of the Czech Refugee Trust Fund have had their attention called to the question of the refugees on board the "Frassola," who are stated to have come from Prague, but there is at present no evidence before them that any of these refugees come within the scope of the Trust Deed.