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Mauritius Internees nor Permanently Barred from Palestine, Says Colonial Minister

An indication that the British Government does not consider that the Jewish internees on the island of Mauritius are permanently barred from entering Palestine was given in Commons today by Colonial Minister Col. Oliver Stanley. The internees were sent to Mauritius about three years ago when they attempted to enter Palestine illegally.

Replying to members who asked why the internees, who number about 1,400, were not included in the schedule of 10,300 Palestine immigration certificates recently allotted, Col. Stanley said that the visas were assigned to persons who are living under more distressing circumstances. He added, however, that this does not mean that they are barred from entering Palestine under the White Paper quota, at some future date.

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