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Britain Reiterates Stand Against Admission of Refugee Children to Palestine

Receiving a delegation from the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Colonial Secretary Malcolm MacDonald today expressed sympathy with the humanitarian considerations prompting the board’s recent resolution urging the Government to admit 10,000 refugee children from Germany to Palestine and explained the reasons behind the decision against their admission at this time. Any increase in the present immigration rate, he declared, would prejudice the forthcoming British-Arab-Jewish conferences to settle the Palestine conflict.