HC Deb 07 February 1945 vol 407 c2075W
Mr. Harvey

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies on what date a decision was reached on the petition of Jewish refugees from the "Patria" for an ex gratia payment in respect of the thefts and damage to their Luggage before it was restored to them in their internment camp in Palestine; and whether he will explain the nature of the decision.

Colonel Stanley

A decision was taken in November. A most careful review of the whole circumstances led inevitably to the conclusion that everything was done which might reasonably have been expected to reduce the losses to a minimum and that there were no grounds justifyingex gratia compensation.

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