HC Deb 27 July 1944 vol 402 cc883-4
22. Dr. Little

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will instruct passport officials to issue exit permits to mothers whose children are in Northern Ireland to enable them to visit their children.

Mr. H. Morrison

As my hon. Friend is aware, these restrictions were imposed for military reasons. I regret that it is not possible at present to authorise any further relaxation of the restrictions than that announced on July i3th in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Queen's University, Belfast (Professor Savory).

Dr. Little

Does my right hon. Friend not realise that, on compassionate grounds, mothers—especially those from London and the South of England—should be returned to Ulster at once to their children?

Mr. Morrison

My hon. Friend has forgotten the very favourable reply I gave to his colleague the Member for Queen's University of Belfast (Professor Savory) last week. I think he will find that point was covered.