HC Deb 20 March 1947 vol 435 c565
8. Mr. Sydney Silverman

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when Mr. Josef Chajmorie, 59 Ayredale Road, N.16, who wishes to visit his sick brother in Belgium, may expect to receive a reply to the application for a travel permit which he made on 8th November, 1946.

Mr. Ede

A certificate of identity to enable Mr. Chajmovic to travel to Belgium has now been issued.

Mr. Silverman

Can the right hon. Gentleman tell me when it was issued? Can he explain why the application of this man, which does not seem to be a very difficult or complex matter, should take from 8th November to the middle of March to get an answer?

Mr. Ede

Yes, there were particular reasons which I had to consider, whether this gentleman should be allowed to leave the country.