HC Deb 26 May 1939 vol 347 cc2691-2W
Mr. Wood

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can give any approximate date as to when the neces- sary provisions for receiving Jewish refugees into British Guiana will have been completed so that would-be applicants may be able to register their names?

Mr. M. MacDonald

As my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, stated in the House on the 12th May in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Don Valley (Mr. T. Williams) His Majesty's Government hope that arrangements can be made to begin settlement in British Guiana in the autumn of this year. 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.

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