Admission Application (MR. S. Oppenheim).

Oral Answers to Questions — Aliens. – in the House of Commons on 7th March 1922.

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Photo of Sir Charles Edwards Sir Charles Edwards , Bedwellty


asked the Home Secretary whether, in the case of the application made by the relatives of Mr. Solomon Oppenheim, a person of Polish nationality now resident at Kertch, Russia, that ho may have permission to visit England for a period of two months to see his mother, who is 62 years of age and is in feeble health, to attend a wedding of his niece, and to transact matters of private business in England, permission will be accorded provided that satisfactory guarantees can be given that he will not in any way become chargeable to the British authorities?

Photo of Mr Edward Shortt Mr Edward Shortt , Newcastle upon Tyne West

This man returned to Russia in 1917 under the Military Convention in preference to joining the British Army. As a solicitor acting for him has already been informed by my Department, if he can satisfy a British Consul that he served in the Russian army or in some allied force, he will be granted facilities for the journey to this country. If he is unable to do this, I cannot agree to his return.