HC Deb 20 May 1943 vol 389 cc1215-6
22. Dr. Little

asked the Home Secretary whether he will, on compassionate grounds, make a regulation whereby any person from Northern Ireland in Great Britain presenting a medical certificate stating that it is essential for recuperation after illness to spend some time at home in Northern Ireland will be granted a travel permit for the journey?

Mr. H Morrison

No, Sir. I could not treat convalescence as a ground for the grant of an exit permit to Ireland without admitting so many cases as to defeat the object of the restrictions. I am always prepared to consider cases of exceptional hardship on their merits.

Dr. Little

I should like the right hon. Gentleman to make that known to passport officials.