HC Deb 07 March 1940 vol 358 cc564-5
59. Mr. G. Strauss

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why, in view of the financial and currency arrangements between Great Britain and France, it is necessary to maintain restrictions on the amount of sterling taken by British travellers to France?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Sir John Simon)

As I stated in reply to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Chatham (Captain Plugge) on 13th February, reasonable amounts, depending on circumstances, are made available to bona fide travellers to France. It would not be desirable to go further than this and make available amounts beyond a reasonable limit, since unreasonably lavish expenditure on holiday travel is a thing to be discouraged on general grounds.