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Exiles Are No Public Burden, Major Nathan Tells Parliament

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Not a single German Jewish refugee who was admitted to Great Britain has become a public burden declared Major H. L. Nathan, Liberal M. P. , in the course of the debate yesterday in the House of Commons on a bill to continue expiring laws.

Referring to the Aliens Restriction Order, under which refugees were allowed to enter the country, Major Nathan complimented the Home Office on the kindness shown toward the exiles, asserting that the British obligation to the refugees had been “fully implemented. “

Not only have the exiles supported themselves, but they have also been responsible for opening new industries in England which have given employment to many Englishmen, Major Nathan pointed out.

The unamended bill was read for the third time prior to its passage after Home Undersecretary Crook-shank declared that the Home Office is not concerned with the political or economic views of the refugees, but is guided only by economic considerations.

Since the flow of refugees to England began, English industry and the sciences have been benefited by the work of refugee scholars and industrialists, British newspapers have admitted.

Lord Rothermere’s papers praised the German Jewish scientists now working in England and predicted that Great Britain, through their work, would be able to forge ahead in many industries, particularly in the chemical field.

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