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Britain Bars Change in Internment Policy

Home Secretary Herbert Morrison, in Commons tonight, rejected Laborite Josiah Wedgwood’s proposal to reverse the policy of interning anti-Nazi and Jewish refugees friendly to England.

Declaring substantial numbers had been released under the existing arrangement, Morrison declared that whatever decision might be reached regarding future policy, it would not be right to base the policy on distinction between Jews and others. Any categories of eligibility for release ought to be applicable to both Jews and non-Jews alike, he said.