LONDON (Nov. 7)
British action to relieve sufferings of refugees on the continent was revealed by Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax in answer to questions in the House of Lords today.
The Government, Lord Halifax said, has decided to offer “immediately the sum of Â£;100,000 to meet immediate needs for clothing and medical supplies, which I understand are most urgent.
“It is proposed that these materials should be purchased forthwith in this country and sent with all possible speed to refugees in Hungary and Rumania.”
The statement followed closely on the arrival from Paris of Jan Stanczyk, Public Welfare Minister in the Polish Cabinet-in-exile. Stanczyk came to establish contact with the British authorities and to discuss the problem of assistance to some 250,000 Polish refugees now stranded in various European countries.