London (Jan. 15)
A delegation representing all parties in Parliament is scheduled to call on Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the near future to discuss with him the necessity of easing the immigration regulations in order to allow the admittance into Britain of those refugees who are able to escape from Nazi-controlled countries, it is reported in the London press today. Arthur Greenwood, the leader of the Labor Party is reported to be arranging the delegation and planning other action to facilitate the admission of the refugees.
It is also reported that when Parliament reconvenes, several members plan to question the Government on the present rigid immigration regulations and on the possibility of utilizing the nearly 40,000 Palestine immigration certificates that remain unused of the 75,000 assigned to Jews under the provisions of the White Paper of 1939. The question of securing emigration possibilities for Jewish refugees overseas will also be discussed.
The British press today reports that the situation of the Jewish children in France whose parents have been deported to Eastern Europe by the Nazis, grows worse daily. They are confined in children’s homes where they are harshly treated and face the imminent possibility that they, too, will be deported. Since the severance of relations between Vichy and the United States, they have received no food or clothing from abroad, the reports state.