HC Deb 22 May 1947 vol 437 cc2528-9
58. Mr. Piratin

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what allotment of dollars, over and above the basic allocation of £75, has been made to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, respectively, in 1945, 1946 and to the nearest convenient date in 1947.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

I am not prepared to disclose such information regarding particular individuals, whoever they may be

Mr. Deputy-Speaker

Mr. Langford-Holt.

Mr. Piratin

I was on my feet, Sir.

Mr. Langford-Holt

Question No. 59.

Mr. Piratin

On a point of Order. Is it not in Order, Mr. Deputy-Speaker, for a Member of this House who is concerned with the saving of dollars to ask a question of this kind? Is it not important that this House should be acquainted with the fact whether dollars are being spent by certain individuals in a private capacity, and has not the Minister the duty to give this information?

Mr. Deputy-Speaker

The Minister has answered the hon. Gentleman's Question, and he must be satisfied