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British Labor Ministry Denies It Agreed to Admit 80,000 Displaced Jews As Immigrants

January 30, 1947
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The British Ministry of Labor today denied reports that it had arrived at an agreement with the Trades Union Congress, central body of British unions, on the admission of 500,000 refugees including 80,000 Jews into Great Britain.

However, a Ministry spokesman admitted that discussions of such a proposal had been held and are continuing. The reported plan would provide for the entrance of immigrants as workers in Britain’s most seriously undermanned industries. The report said that the Cabinet has not yet passed on the plan, but the T.U.C. has agroed that up to 80,000 displaced Jews would be admitted.

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