HC Deb 17 July 1941 vol 373 cc743-4
72. Mr. Kirkwood

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will give immediate consideration to the request of Mr. Donald Grant, of 29, Braehead Avenue, Milngavie, for a permit to travel on 2nd August for a fortnight to his birth place in Skye in order to help his relatives with the harvest; is he aware that Mr. Grant, who has worked on the harvest in Skye ever since his boyhood, was, on 5th July, refused a permit, and later was refused an interview with the permit officer in Glasgow; and why has the permit been refused until now?

Mr. Law

I am having inquiries made and will write to the hon. Member as soon as possible.

Mr. Kirkwood

In the event of the Minister finding on inquiry that the statements made in the Question are correct, what action is he going to take? Men are wanting to get back to their native land, back to Skye, the most patriotic part of the British Empire.

Mr. Law

I think we had better await the result of our inquiries.