HC Deb 07 June 1939 vol 348 c432W
Mr. R. Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) what immediate steps are being taken to give effect to the recommendations of the Anglo-American Committee for the settlement of Jewish refugees in British Guiana;

(2)whether the understanding with the Anglo-American Committee precludes the entry of settlers to the interior of British Guiana other than those approved of and settled by that committee?

Mr. M. MacDonald

As I stated in my reply to a. question by the hon. Member for York (Mr. C. Wood) on the 26th May, I understand that the appropriate refugee organisation in this country is actively engaged in considering, in conjunction with the United States Committee, detailed proposals for a scheme of refugee settlement. Pending the receipt of these proposals, I do not feel able to consider any other schemes for settlement within the Colony.