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ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT.
June, 1881. Since then lie lias used, in the House of Commons, every endeavour to secure for Jews of British nationality, travelling in Russia, the same rights which pertain to all other British subjects. From May 16th, 1881, until February 20th, 1882, he put to Her Majesty's Government a variety of questions—eleven altogether—relative to this case, the last question being as follows :—
"Whether Her Majesty's Government, with reference to Lord Tenterden's letter of the 10th of November last to Mr. Lewisohn, are prepared to accept the Russian construction of the Treaty of 1859, according to which British subjects who are Jews are to be excepted from Article 11 of that Treaty, which secures to all British subjects the right of entering, travelling in, and residing in any part of the dominions and possessions of Russia, and are to be required, although provided with a British passport, to send a petition to the Russian Minister of the Interior on each occasion when they wish to visit Russia, as stated in Lord Tenterden's letter of the 13th ult. to Mr. Lewisohn.* If so, whether British subjects in Russia are to be deprived, by the fact of their being Jews, of the protection which is given by Her Majesty's Government to all other British subjects in that empire and elsewhere, and are subject to the disabilities and persecutions suffered by Russian Jews; and what steps, if any, Her Majesty's Government intend to take for the protection of Her Majesty's Jewish subjects."
Sir Charles Dilke replied:—
"All the information in the possession of Her Majesty's Government with regard to the treatment of the Jews in Russia will be found in the Parliamentary Paper distributed this day. The conclusions at which, after very careful consideration of the subject, Her Majesty's Government have
* In the Parliamentary papers for 1881, under the heading " Russia, Nos. 3 & 4," issued in accordance with a request made by Baron Henry de Worms to Her Majesty's Government, the correspondence respecting the expulsion of Mr. Lewisohn from St. Petersburg is published. The letter of Lord Tenterden, above referred to, is contained in No. 4, page 16.

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