HC Deb 06 March 1947 vol 434 cc98-9W
102. Mr. S. Silverman

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why Mr. Markus Lempert, a Viennese refugee now resident at 28, Rosengartenstrasse, Zurich, and suffering from serious heart disease, cannot be allowed a visa to visit his two small daughters now being cared for at Shalom House, a hostel for refugee children at Hemel Hempstead, from whom he has been separated since 1939, so that he may make dispositions for their future.

Mr. Ede

In view of this man's state of health, it seems to me more appropriate that the mother, who visited these children just before Christmas, should taken them to Switzerland rather than that he should undertake the journeys from Switzerland and back again.

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