HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 cc808-9
37. Mr. Denman

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that our export trade is hindered by the refusal of return permits to travellers wishing to make business visits to neutral countries; and whether he will arrange that they be granted more freely to trustworthy persons?

Sir J. Anderson

There is, of course, need for the most careful control over the entry and re-entry into this country of foreigners in time of war, but I am most anxious that the methods of control shall cause as little inconvenience as possible to foreigners whose trustworthiness can be vouched for, and I am considering whether any improved arrangements can be made as regards such foreigners who are resident in this country and wish to make business visits to neutral countries.