HC Deb 05 May 1920 vol 128 c2070

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the French Government has issued an order forbidding travellers carrying away from France more than 1,000 francs, either in British or French money, and if they are in possession of larger amounts it is taken away from them; whether he is aware that the notice of this order is only issued on the railway trains, and acts most unfairly to Indian and Colonial passengers travelling overland from Marseilles; and can he make representations to the French Government to allow special facilities to these passengers, and also to give better notice to passengers from and to this country?


Notice of the French law was given at the time in the "Board of Trade Journal" of 2nd May, 1918, and certain modifications in favour of foreign commercial travellers visiting France were published in the issue of the same journal dated 11th March, 1920. I do not consider that representations to the French Government in favour of travellers passing through Franco could at present be made with any prospect of success.