British Govt. Believes Intervention Will Not Help Soviet Jews

The British Government has “studied with interest and sympathy” a resolution adopted last May by the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe, calling upon the Soviet Government to halt suppression of cultural and religious rights of the Jews in the USSR, the House of Commons was informed officially here today.

The information came from Walter Padley, Joint Minister of State, in a written reply to a question previously asked by David Webster, a Conservative member of Parliament. Mr. Webster had requested the Government to report what it was doing in regard to the May resolution. After asserting that the Government has studied the document, Mr. Padley added: “We do not think, however, that official intervention by Her Majesty’s Government would assist achievement of the objective which the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe had in mind.”

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