HC Deb 17 June 1941 vol 372 cc482-3
63. Captain Pilkington

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individual children or family groups have gone to America and Canada with Government permits?

The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Peake)

I understand this Question has been transferred to the Dominions Office, which may be able to give my hon. Friend some satisfaction. I would point out that exit permits are not required for children under 16, and therefore, the Home Office has no statistical information available.

64. Dr. Little

asked the Home Secretary whether, owing to the need for rest and change after their exacting war-time duties, he will give definite instructions that Northern Ireland doctors and nurses in Britain shall receive travel permits to enable them to spend their holidays with their friends in Ulster?

Mr. Peake

The restrictions which have had to be imposed on travel between this country and Northern Ireland do not allow of the grants of exit permits or visas to enable persons to visit their friends in either country, and I should not feel justified in making a concession in respect of one section of the community only. Doctors and nurses are granted exit permits to enable them to travel to their homes in Northern Ireland once in any period of six months.