HC Deb 28 September 1931 vol 257 cc7-8
17. Mr. KELLY

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he will request the Travel Association to issue an appeal to motor-car owners that they should not increase the strain upon the sterling by motoring for pleasure on the Continent, but that they should instead take motoring holidays in the British Isles?

Sir HILTON YOUNG (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)

The desirability temporarily of discontinuing visits to the Continent has been dealt with by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, as I informed the hon. Member in reply to his question on the 24th September. The Travel Association, whose duty it is to encourage foreign visitors to come here, will seize every opportunity of bringing to the notice of foreign nationals the advantages of coining to this country.


The question I asked was with regard to people going from this country. Is anything more being done than hoping the Travel Association will intimate to our people that the Government intend to make an appeal to people in this country not to spend their holidays abroad?


The hon. Member's question leaves me in some doubt whether he heard my answer. I tried to explain that the Travel Asso- elation is only concerned with increasing the number of foreign visitors who come to this country. The other kind of propaganda has been dealt with by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.