HC Deb 30 April 1947 vol 436 c230W
68. Brigadier Low

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many illegal Jewish immigrants are now under guard in Cyprus and Palestine, respectively.

Mr. Creech Jones

The number of illegal immigrants now in the camps in Cyprus is 14,434. One thousand, eight hundred and forty are held in Palestine, of whom 1,375 are awaiting release under the monthly quota, 346 are women and children rescued from Sirena in December, 1946, and 119 are in hospital.