London (Mar. 9)
Definite assurance that no discrimination will be practised against German Jews desiring to settle in England, was given by the Home Secretary, Sir John Gilm###, in the House of Commons, today, in reply to a question by E. Doran, Conservative member of Parliament for Tottenham.
E. Doran had asked whether the Home Secretary contemplated measures to prevent alien Jews from Germany entering England.
Strong protest against the form of the question was uttered by G. Buchanan, a Labor member, who objected to the term “alien Jews” as un-Parliamentary. Nevertheless, the Speaker of the House allowed the question to stand in that form.
In his reply, the Home Secretary declared that no disability of any kind would be imposed on immigrants because of their religion or racial origin. He added that the principle governing the administration of immigration was that “England’s interests must predominate over other considerations and that the law provided sufficient power for protecting the country against any undesirable influx.”
The latter part of E. Doran’s question, which was in the form of a threat that “if we are asking for an English Hitler, we shall soon get one,” was ignored by the Home Secretary.